I have been pondering a bit again and this time it is about life and the way our culture responds to it.
I saw an article about a couple who was suing their doctor because their child should never have been born with Down's Syndrome. You can read about it here. It breaks my heart to hear, too, that what some call the Down's 'cure' is actually abortion. This family's daughter's live was not considered to be of value simply because of her Down's.
Why does it need to be cured? Having met this sweet family and getting to know them at church, we know that Down's is just different, it's not bad - it actually makes them special! The link is to an update on Katie, the daughter they adopted from Bulgaria. She is doing amazingly well, in the three months since they brought her home.
Also a dear friend of mine has lost her baby at 18 weeks. Today she must go in a be induced and deliver the baby. I am heartbroken for them. This would have been their 6th child, and many people think they have more than enough children! But they have said "yes" to God. They are willing to love and accept into their family all the children God chooses.
This is painful for them, and I am weeping with them. My friend Brigette is precious and she says she is learning so much about the Lord through this. Also at this time her Dad, who has inoperable cancer, is starting to decline. They wish he wasn't having to go through this, but they have seen how God has taken this man who 'grew up in church' to a man who desires to walk with God! They are thankful.
Life is precious - we should never take it lightly. It is a gift. We must defend it. I am asking the Lord to help me see the value of each life as He sees it.