Pre-born child at 16 weeks gestation.
You formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:13
When God made the first human being, He did something He had not done before. For six days, God had spoken everything into existence. But when He made a human being, God reached down and fashioned the man just the way He wanted him. He then breathed His own life into that man, and man became “a living soul” (Gen. 2:7). He still does that. To be created “in the image of God” means that we each bear the fingerprints of our Creator, reflecting His glory in unique ways.
Every soul begins as the union of two cells, but this is no accidental meeting. There are no “accidental” children. God Himself knits each of us together in our mother’s wombs. He designed us just the way He wanted us for His purposes and His ultimate glory. Every embryo, fetus, and newborn child carries the fingerprints of God and is therefore worthy of respect. Just as we would not barge into a neighbor’s home and shatter their heirlooms, so we cannot barge into God’s workshop and shatter His priceless creations. We cannot make a human being; only God can. And He alone knows the purpose and destiny of each one.
What difference would it make in your world if you valued human life the way God does?