Debbie Steen

Rebecca Lee shared a book titled Christ-Centered Parenting, Gospel Conversations on Complex Cultural Issues by Russel Moore and Phillip Bethancourt. Session two addresses human dignity and seeing everyone as God’s image-bearers.

What does it mean to value the weak? How do you help your children stand up for those on the margins of society? How are you helping your children respect and value the elderly? How can your family help those with disabilities and special needs?

Moore says, “Every pro-life conversation must begin with an understanding that human beings are created in the image of God. We are created with innate qualities and features that make us like God. If we allow our selfish nature to rule, we can find ourselves believing that some people are more important and significant than others.”

“Believing we are more important than others is a fatal error that helped spread the institution of slavery and fuels human trafficking. It’s the same lie that says a mother’s life is more important than the life she is carrying inside her.”

Scripture tells us, “For it was you who created my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” Psalm 139:13 and “I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born” Jeremiah1:5.

With ultrasound technology, ministries such as Hope Pregnancy Center share the miracle of life taking place in the womb. Hope reports that 92% of their clients who see their baby on an ultrasound, make a choice for life. Praise Jesus! Plus, in 2018, 41 individuals chose to begin a relationship with Jesus Christ.

What can we do? We can care about the unborn, show compassion for the elderly, those with special needs, orphans and refugees. They are all God’s image-bearers. We can love our neighbor, share the good news, and teach our children to love others that may look different. Let’s be the people God has called us to be.

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