08 Sep Planned Childhood (Mt 1:18) by Dr. Rich Reich
“This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.” ~ Mt 1:18 (full readings)
Rich’s Reflections: Mary listened to God and accepted her unexpected pregnancy. Her obedience to God changed the course of history and the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Consider for a moment if Mary had been capable of and had submitted to an abortion. Certainly, Mary had a reasonable excuse not to want a child. Mary was only a very young girl; she was unmarried and a virgin, living at a time when pregnancy before marriage and adultery could have been punished by death. God had a plan for Mary’s child, Jesus, just as He has a plan for every unborn child today. We should not interfere and tamper with His plan, which happens every time a child is aborted. God’s divine concern for us begins at conception and He has a plan for each and everyone of us. Support God’s plan for childhood by supporting those who are considering an abortion.
* Dr. Rich Reich is the co-founder of the National LIFE Runners Team. He is married to Erica and lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Full bio.
Faith Challenge: Support God’s plan for childhood by reaching out in support to those who are considering an abortion.
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Feast Day: Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Faith Quote: “Unborn children do not have a voice, but they are young members of the human family. It is time to look at the unborn child, and recognize that it is really a young human, who can feel pain and should be treated with care.” ~ Sam Brownback
Through Christ our Lord,