Sunday, January 22, 2012

Quiet Time

  Today is the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday.
 (8 weeks after conception)

Psalm 139:13-16 
" For you created my inmost being;
   you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well. 
(12 weeks after conception)

 My frame was not hidden from you
   when I was made in the secret place,
   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 
(16 weeks after conception)

Your eyes saw my unformed body;
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book
   before one of them came to be."
(22 weeks after conception)
 "Fight against the kind of social stupor that gripped Nazi Germany — the feeling that the problem is so huge and so horrendous and so out of our control that I just can't be wrong to let it be. Use your imagination to see and feel what is really happening behind those sterile clinic doors.
If you could see each little handiwork of God and what it looks like when it is being crushed or poisoned or ...starved, you would say, this can't be happening! Civilized people do not do this! The children will not be saved and God's work will not be reverenced without an act of sustained sympathetic imagination. Otherwise it is out of sight, out of mind — just like Dachau, Buchenwald, Belsen, and Auschwitz. It just couldn't be happening. And so we act as if it isn't.

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, "Behold, we did not know this," does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who keeps watch over your souls know it, and will he not requite man according to his work? (Proverbs 24:10–12)
-John Piper from here
This video is a little more than 30 minutes long but I urge everyone to watch it!

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