Crying Out for God’s Justice: A Special Study for Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
In 2015, a video appeared online that began with a smiling baby girl, bright-eyed and full of wonder. Then on a black screen flows the statement “She deserves to be loved.” The baby returns to the screen, laughing, before fading to black once more: “She deserves to be wanted.” Again the baby appears, reaching for the camera with a curious hand, followed by black one last time and these six words: “She deserves to be a choice.”
Twisting the message
This video was made in support of Planned Parenthood at a high point in the country-wide debate regarding the federal funding of the organization. To show their support, the video’s creators did something both exceptionally clever and deeply disturbing: They subverted the message of the pro-life movement. Right up until the words “a choice” appear on-screen, most viewers would expect a message advocating for the inherent value of a child: She is a human being who deserves to be loved, wanted, and to live. But then comes the caveat—as long as you choose she should live.
This message is a perversion, but it’s more than that. It is unjust. It celebrates ending a human life as a valid choice instead of seeing abortion for what it is: a deplorable act. And when we see such injustice, our hearts should naturally cry out to the One we know is always just.
Crying Out for God’s Justice on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the unjust acts of the wicked, but we do not need to despair. We can have faith that God is just and that He hears the cries of His people on behalf of the oppressed, and He has revealed His justice and His power to deliver time and again. That’s why Christians come together on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, and why we have developed this new study. This study is designed to help ground your groups in the gospel as you stand up publicly against abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia, trusting that He will continue to act on behalf of the oppressed.
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This post is adapted from the study, Crying Out for God’s Justice. Photo: Freely Photos