“Two and a half?”

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Beth and I went out to eat at a Chinese buffet. As we were leaving the restaurant a woman with a baby, and another woman who we assume was the grandma, were walking in. The hostess met them in the welcoming area and asked, “Two and a half?” Beth and I got quite a chuckle out of that. Yes, the baby was a little person, but she was still a complete person, not half a person.

In my last post, I mentioned missionaries who came to minister to us. I had been ruminating on a couple of things they said. One of the things the husband presented was revelation from God that time is not. He sees everything. God told Bill that He is so creative that He never makes exactly the same person. He injects parts of His character into each individual but the combinations are such that there will never be a duplicate. Think about it: how many times have you known somebody that reminded you of someone else but they are never exactly the same? It’s never going to happen.

This is where time and the creativity God weaves into people collide. We see life frame by frame throughout our lifetime but God sees the very beginning to the very end. He sees the problems of the past, present, and future and creates solutions, proper for that time, called people. Look at the problems of today. We must ask what role we have to play in being part of the solution, for each one of us is created for a specific purpose. Each one of us has something vitally important to contribute to society. Believe it or not, we do.

It’s a weighty thing to consider but we must. We owe it to our Creator to investigate our reason for Him sending us here to planet earth. Our answers may not seem earth shattering to us, but we’re not looking at them through the scope of history. We never know what impacts the slightest decision we make today will have on tomorrow.

Every person is unique and distinct in their own way. Each one of us has a specific purpose. Each one of us is part of the solution. Each one of us is an answer to someone’s prayer.

That being said, as I am writing this, over 26,000,000 — that’s MILLION — abortions have been performed this year alone. I found the statistics at worldometers.info and I literally watched the number increase by the second. Ironically, abortion statistics are found under the heading “HEALTH”. I never could comprehend how ripping a human being from a woman’s womb is “healthcare”. Or “safe”. And safe for whom?

Yet every second, babies who God created with a purpose, babies He sent who have solutions to problems, babies who are answers to someone’s prayers, are discarded like yesterday’s trash. It has to stop. Life in the womb is precious. Abortion destroys the beauty that God wrapped and sent with love in a package called a baby. It’s not half a person. Not an embryo. Not a fetus. I never used any of those terms when I was pregnant. I was having a baby, a complete, unique, whole little person.

As long as life inside the womb isn’t treasured, then the brutal attack on life outside of the womb will continue. Life is precious. We all bear unique and distinct combinations of God’s character and, as such, carry solutions to problems and answers to prayers inside of us. Our lackadaisical attitude to find our purpose and the horrendous act of abortion have prevented and/or destroyed solutions to wars, cures for disease, and answers to prayers. This has come at an inestimable price to all of humanity. I wish to change that. Do you?

Join me in discovering our purpose and being a voice for the value of all of life. Remember that the choices we make have consequences. Therefore, let us do right and be blessed.

Dear God,

Please show me today what Your will is concerning me. Maybe I will not do anything considered “grande” in the eyes of the world, but I can be the answer to someone’s prayer if You’ll show me how. I am willing. Holy Spirit, empower me.

Forgive me where I have erred in my views of life. All of life is precious to you. Help me to see others the way that You do. Help me to help others recognize their purpose and reach their full potential in You.

Thank You for taking so much time to craft me and make me the unique individual that I am. Show me the special combination of Your characteristics that You have placed inside of me and teach me how to use myself for Your glory and Your honor.

You are wonderful, beautiful, and worthy of praise. Blessed be Your name, O LORD.

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My husband and I married over 20 years ago on a chilly, rainy, spring day. One year later caught me in a whirlwind as I was celebrating my first wedding anniversary, my first Mother's Day, and my first publication as a freelance writer. The birth of our third child followed a couple months after we celebrated our twins' 3rd birthday. Though a pen has been one of my constant companions, I have not pursued writing professionally due to the monumental task of homemaking and the raising of children. A shout out to my Robert who has been our sole provider while I have had the pleasure and privilege of remaining home with our children to homeschool them. Now, thanks to him, I have the liberty to once again pursue my passion to write and encourage others in written word as we journey with God through life experiences.

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