Howabout $300 for a human being? $300 is the lowest amount charged by PlannedParenthood for aborting an unborn baby. Every year Planned Parenthood, the largestprovider of abortions in our country, kills over 300,000 human beings. That’sover 900 every day.
What is the value ofa human life? It’s very important who you ask.
What a blessing to be together here this morning and hear how God answers this question! What isthe value of a human life? In His Word, the Bible, God proclaims that:
IN CHRIST YOUR LIFE HAS INFINITE VALUE
That value is given at the verybeginning of life. Ps. 139:13-14 says, “You [Lord] formed my inward parts; youknitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully andwonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Godis present in the womb, forming each one of us. We are the wonderful work ofHis hands!
Sadly, however, Scripture also statesthat we are sinful even then. “Behold, I was sinful at birth, sinful fromthe time my mother conceived me,” confesses David in Ps. 51:5. This isnot God’s fault, but the fault of our first parents, Adam and Eve, whodisobeyed God, became sinful, and then passed on their sin to their children.Romans 5 points out: “Sin came into the world through one man,and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned… Onetrespass led to condemnation for all men. For by the one man's disobedience manywere made sinners.” The sins of your father and mother were passed onto you as surely as other characteristics were passed on. Like a disease orpoison that harms a developing baby, sin corrupted you. For this reason, withinthe womb is where God began His work of saving us from our sins. “TheLord called me from the womb, from the body of my mother he named my name,”says the Messiah in Isaiah 49. God in Christ reached into the womb with HisSon, conceived of a virgin and so present with a holy and pure nature. Hissalvation entered into the place where your sin began, and as our Creator andour Savior God stamped His infinite value upon us!
Upon every one of us. Our world sooften stamps value upon a person on the basis of things like skin color, ornationality, or likability, or beauty, or wealth, or for a host of otherreasons. We fall into doing this ourselves, whether we express it or not. God’ssalvation in Christ is different. It is for everyone. He said of His Messiah, “Iwill make you as a light for the nations, that My salvation may reach to theend of the earth.” No matter what nationality or heritage; whetheryoung or old, male or female, rich or poor – even no matter how sinful you are– in Jesus you have a Savior! When He came, Jesus was pointed out to be “theLamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” He bears thetremendous debt of our sin and in return gives to everyone who believes in Himthe infinite riches of His holiness, so that we can even be called “saints,”holy ones! In Baptism this value was stamped upon you and you were sanctified,made holy in Christ Jesus. Infinite is your value in Christ! It is withoutmeasure and without end. How we need to keep this in mind!
Who likes getting old? Perhaps theyoung, who look forward to when they’re older and can do more things. But, thatdesire sure changes, doesn’t it? Our society values youth; and, if we arehonest, we do, also.