I just recently added a link for a poem I published on my Wattpad page. The piece, entitled “Dandelions” is a reflection on the unborn, who never had a chance at life. In the end, it is our society and culture that is forever damaged – by missing the contribution of so many millions whose life ended before it began.
Many writers/bloggers/commentators [all of whom are doubtless more talented and eloquent than me] have written pieces regarding the tragic events of this week [murder of police officers in Dallas, et. al.]. I want to instead address a deeper issue, but one which underlies much of what dominates the headlines.
I believe that God created the universe and every living thing. To us of the human species, He invested the gift of relationships. First and foremost with Him as our Creator, but also with our fellow human beings; family members, neighbors [Pastor Terry preached on the Good Samaritan today ~ “who is my neighbor”], and other people that God places in our path.
All are invaluable. All are irreplaceable. All are made by God with the divine stamp of His image.
I have no delusions about the state of the world. We live in a fallen world; seemingly to fall to greater depths each day. People do unspeakable horrors to other people. Children are abused. People lie to and cheat on their spouses. People react out of anger, jealousy, fear – and the consequences can be damaging or even fatal.
The Evil One, Satan, seems to be having a field day. People and groups are divided against each other. Blaming others/society/government and sanctimoniously taking on the banner of victimhood are byproducts. Please don’t misunderstand; I know there are real victims ~ including the most innocent of all, the unborn lost to abortion.
I only wish to say that every single human life matters, from the moment of conception to natural death. There is no dichotomy in human life. We know that “God made them male and female”, and that every human is unique to the soul (even identical twins). We live in different parts of the earth, speak different languages. But we are all human. We all have the same I.D. [“Imago Dei” ~ in the image of God]. We are all fallible, we all make mistakes, we all sin. We all need a Savior. Jesus Christ.