God and the Unborn


     David’s tribute to God’s omnipotence in Psalm 139 is focused upon the prenatal development of an unborn human.  Of all the amazingly powerful things that Jehovah has created—the extraordinary energy within an atom, the vast oceans of water, the brute strength of an elephant, et. al.—David points to the creation and forty-week gestation period of a human baby as the most fitting example of God’s powerful craftsmanship.  His inspired quill writes, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.  My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed, and in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me when as yet there were none of them” (vv. 13-16).

     Every conception within a woman’s womb is a unique, divine masterpiece.  No one in human history is exactly like you.  No one will ever be.

     This truth only blackens the heinousness of the murderous practice called abortion—the shedding of innocent blood that Jehovah abominates (Proverbs 6:16-17).

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