Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Your Weekly Reflection from CMMB 12/29/14
Your Weekly Reflection
“The Lord bless you and keep
you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The
Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!”
The Book of Numbers 6:24–26
This is the prayer of Moses for his people, and it easily becomes our
prayer for this New Year. Yes we can spend some time to look back and
review the national and personal high lights (and low lights) of the
past year. The best thing to do is hand over the past year to the Lord,
entrust it to his loving, compassionate care.
And the coming year? Surely it will have a mixture of ups and downs. Yet
it is good to recall the words of St. Augustine – and recall our part
in making a difference in this New Year, God’s gift of time to us. St.
Bad times, troublesome times. This is what people say: Let our livesbe good and the times will be good. For we make our own times. Such aswe are, such are the times.
Now is the time to move ahead, with joy and hope into this New Year,
with God’s blessing and with renewed belief that Jesus is Emmanuel, God
All praise and glory to You,
Lord of all ages. You have brought us to the end of another year of
service. We praise You for the gifts You have given us, and for the ways
we have been led to use them for Your people and Your world. As we
begin this New Year, let Your Son be our leader and Your Spirit our
guide, Your word a lamp to our feet and strength to our hearts. Help us
to work for Your honor and glory and for the salvation of all Your
people. Praise and honor and glory are Yours, now and evermore. Amen.