On the 39th anniversary of Roe v Wade, I want to share my favorite passage from scripture: Psalm 139.
LORD, you have searched me and you know me:
you know when I sit and stand;
you understand my thoughts from afar.
You sift through my travels and my rest;
with all my ways you are familiar.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
LORD, you know it all.
Behind and before you encircle me
and rest your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
far too lofty for me to reach.
Where can I go from your spirit?
From your presence, where can I flee?
If I ascend to the heavens, you are there;
if I lie down in Sheol, there you are
If I take the wings of dawn
and dwell beyond the sea,
Even there your hand guides me,
your right hand holds me fast.
If I say, “Surely darkness shall hide me,
and night shall be my light”
Darkness is not dark for you,
and night shines as the day.
Darkness and light are but one.
You formed my inmost being;
you knit me in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, because I am wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works!
My very self you know.
My bones are not hidden from you,
When I was being made in secret,
fashioned in the depths of the earth.
I am grateful to my parents for choosing life for me and my siblings. From a very young age, we were taught that every life has value. Through example, we were shown how to defend the rights of the most vulnerable in our world. By prayer, we were moved to never give up hope that one day, all will come to see the beauty and the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. Thank you Mom and Dad for being open to the gift of LIFE!