What is the Sanctity of Human Life season?
Every year, thousands of churches across the country take time to explicitly highlight this season as a time to remember the many groups of people in our society whose lives are ignored or actively suppressed. This includes children not yet born who are not even considered fully human by many. The result of this thinking has led to nearly 60 million lives terminated in just over 40 years. The women who carry these children are also often without the support; their needs ignored by those around them.
At First Image, along with God’s people in our city, we are wholly committed to the Image of God and to the work that is being done on behalf of unborn children, mothers and fathers facing difficult decisions, and for the restoration of those who have already been marked by the pain of past abortion.
Real stories like Becca’s shows us the need for God’s people to come close their neighbors. Becca grew up in a biker gang, battled cycles of addiction and destructive relationships, and has suffered multiple abortions. It seemed that her story would continue with more heartache and troubles if not for one thing: God’s people drawing near to her and revealing the value of her life. Through caring communities coming close to a hurting neighbor, Becca was able to break cycles of sin, pain, and loss and find forgiveness and healing from her past abortions.