The Sanctity of Human Life

The Sanctity of Human Life

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The sanctity of human life is remembered as we celebrate this cold month of January. The story below is not mine personally, but one with which I closely relate through family and friends. This is for all the young women and men and parents who have been on this journey. God has promised to bind up our broken hearts and to heal our wounds. And He does.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

-Psa 139: 13-14

            I circle my rounded abdomen with my hand and utter a prayer for the baby I feel inside. This is my second chance.

But, my first chance, as a believer.

That long ago time-at age 16, found me alone and scared. I didn’t know this verse from Psalms. I only knew I could not raise a baby by myself. I prayed hard my baby would go to a loving home.

God was far away at that point in my life, but oh, as I circle my baby’s form once more and settle into a sweet spot, I offer praise that God is faithful even to those of little faith. He never gave up on me and blessed me with a husband beyond my wildest expectations. One who loves God and wants only the highest and best for me.

All of God’s words about the sanctity of life and my body as a believer, I now hold as personal articles of faith to help me lead a Christian life. I know I am precious and honored in God’s sight and hence and so is my baby. I know I have been bought with a price and my body is not my own. My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor 6:19-20).

I know our placement in any family’s life is not an accident, but ordained by God. I hug that thought steadfastly for my first baby’s adoptive family. God says He knows the plans He has for us (Jer 29;11).

This baby who now kicks against me is my atonement child. I am the recipient of redeeming love.

Lord, grant me a selfless love for my child and an understanding of the great love with which You have loved me.   


Jude Urbanski About Jude Urbanski

Jude Urbanski’s passions are ‘people and places.’ She writes women's fiction featuring strong inspirational romance elements. Her stories invite you to heroes and heroines who spin tragedy into triumph with help from God. First published in nonfiction, Jude continues to write in this field also. Editing services complete Jude’s repertoire.


  1. What does this thoughts of human detail! Thanks.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Jan. Can you explain a little more please?

  3. Thank you for reminding this nation that babies in utero are BABIES, and that Jesus forgives and saves and gives us second chances.

  4. What a beautiful reminder of the sanctity of human life, Jude. I pray these words will reach the heart of young woman somewhere who is struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. Sometimes our greatest gifts are not planned, but God ordains every detail.

  5. Praise God for this. Yes! I don’t know who started January as Sanctity of human life, but am very glad to be reminded.

  6. Stacey, I pray this also. Moody Radio is doing so much with this topic this month.
    I may need to clarify that this 16-year-old was not me, but as I said I can relate because of family and friends. My unmarried 19-year-old daughter, when she discovered her pregnancy, called to ask, “Mom, what do you think of abortion?” My teenage niece adopted and my best friend’s daughter still is haunted by her decision. No one is immune. We are simply called to love.

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