Like a set of new glasses that helps us see the world with greater clarity, seeing people through God’s eyes changes how we respond to them. From the formation of a child’s first tiny cell to life’s final breath, all life has dignity and value, because each and every one of us is made in the image of God
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”Genesis 1:27
And that is why when we talk about being pro-life, it’s not just a political issue. It’s a worldview, it’s a life view. It’s a way of looking at each human life that transcends culture, class, race, age and opinion, knowing that we are all uniquely created in the image of God.
The sanctity of human life is deeply rooted in Scripture and modeled through the life of Jesus Christ who said, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:34-40).
When we begin to see others as God sees them, we’re moved to care more deeply about those created in his image and we will live each day in a way that honors our Creator.
We won’t see the Scriptures as mere words, but as commands to express his heart through our actions. Commands like, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves” and “Ensure justice for those being crushed” (Proverbs 31:8) or, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).
To be pro-life means being a voice for the sanctity of human life at each and every stage …
- Recognizing pre-born children & the tragedy of abortion
- Encouraging adoption & foster care
- Valuing people with special needs
- Caring for those at the end of life
Focus on the Family is here to equip you to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Here are some valuable resources to help you become a compelling voice for life in your community.
Robyn Chambers Sanctity of Human Life Director, Focus on the Family