Words from the Heart for Saturday June 1st, 2019
From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.
Psalm 22:10 (NIV)
From the Womb
With new research showing that more babies are born in Canada to foreign residents than Statistics Canada realized, the federal government is studying the issue of “birth tourism” in the hope of better understanding how many women travel to Canada to have babies who are born Canadian citizens. Using numbers from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which captures billing information directly from hospitals, researcher Andrew Griffith found over 3,200 babies were born here to women who weren’t Canadian residents in 2016. Statscan reported only 313.
The God who created the world continues to create. Every time a new life is welcomed into this world, God has created once again. But that creation begins from the moment of conception. King David understood this to be the case and in Psalm 22:10 he writes, “From birth I was cast on you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God.” Our creator is the God of life. It was His idea to create life in the first place. It was His idea that for the highest of His creation, that life would be formed in the womb of his or her mother over a nine month period. And during those nine months, He keeps His eye on the child being formed. It is truly a miracle of creation. It isn’t surprising that Christians are protective of children in the womb. The Bible is very clear that God is concerned about them and so we are called to be as well. If the child in the womb belongs to God, his or her Creator, those of us who love God through faith in Jesus Christ have the responsibility to speak up on their behalf. He is the God of the born and those still in the womb.
These have been words from the heart.