So God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female. Genesis 1:27
We live in society where life is cheap. We, as a nation, have forgotten the value of humanity. I want to take this opportunity to remind of us a Christian theology for life. It’s really quite simple when you think about it from a Biblical perspective.
1) God creates life. The Genesis accounts teach us that God created all things. The crowning arch of His creation is found in the creation of Adam and Eve. God creates life in His own image. The Imago Dei (image of God) is found in every human being. We are not mere animals or accidents of evolution. We are created by the one true God who alone gives life.
2) God values life. God is the giver of life and values it above all. Human begins are not to murder because God values life. (Exodus 20:13) Every human life, no matter the hardship, has value in God’s sight. There are no accidents or mistakes with God. He gives life and He values it.
3) God’s people should value and protect life. Since God creates life and God values life we, His people, should take steps to value and protect life. No life is unworthy and every life deserves protection from conception to death. A stand to protect life may not always be popular. But, the willingness to preserve life is always right and moral.
I will grant that these principles are simplistic to understand. Even a child can grasp them. I would also say that in a sinful, fallen world, sometimes complications arise. I’m thankful that we have these principles to guide us along the way.
May we give thanks today to the giver of life. He is worthy of all our praise and honor!