On the day before Palm Sunday, survivors of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took center stage at protests across the country. Fighting for stricter gun laws in America, students sitting on a stage in Washington D.C. placed visible price tags on their clothing. According to reporters, these prices were suppose to symbolize the campaign contributions senator Marco Rubio has received from the National Riffle Association. Suggesting this representative from Florida cares more about guns than children, this political stunt put a price tag on a life.
For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it, Matthew 16:25.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, 1.21 million lives were ended prematurely in 2008. The culprit of this suppressed killer were abortions performed in the United States. Typically, two to four percent of these unwanted pregnancies are due to rape and incest. Based upon a 2016 article written by Robert Johnston, 30 % of abortions occur due to socio-economic conditions. The number one reason why abortions took place two years ago was for a quick fix, birth control. This is the unseen price placed on unwanted babies in the United States.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord, Romans 6:23.
One of the great things about living in America is free speech, having the freedom to protest. This same thing applies to the spiritual realm, able to exercise free will. During my wife Leanne’s third pregnancy, she had numerous complications. After a false alarm visit to the emergency room, one doctor suggested that terminating my daughter’s life prematurely was the best option. Without any hesitation, Leanne and I understood the gift of life is priceless. Thirteen years later, my daughter Lydia is healthy, blessed and will play her first high school golf match on Tuesday. May this blog remind you that you can’t put a price tag on life.
by Jay Mankus