Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and over the next two weeks we are going to address two issues that God’s Word speaks to directly: pre-born children and racism. The fact that we need to be intentional about remembering that life is a precious gift from God demonstrates the depravity of our culture. As a church we must realize and really put into practice the truth that the gospel touches everything; your personal life, your public life, who you vote for, your work ethic, your marriage, your singleness, your parenting, your money, your speech, your friendships, everything. You can’t clench your fist to the Creator of the Cosmos and you will be held accountable for how you live in response to the gospel. This week we will briefly examine how the gospel should shape our commitment to our pre-born children. Psalm 139:13-14, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” God alone declares when a person is born and when a person dies. The abortion industry, and those who support it, arrogantly assume the role of God in the taking of human life. As a Christian you have responsibility in this. You cannot be silent, as silence is affirmation. There are several practical things you can do right here in our own community to tangibly care about this significant issue. First, pray for women facing unplanned pregnancy. Pray for their families and circumstances. Pray for the gospel to penetrate their heart and mind. Pray that they will see how precious life is and pray they find our local pregnancy center, Care Net Peninsula. Next, you can support Care Net Peninsula (carenetpeninsula.com) directly. This organization is on the front lines every day loving women and families in a crisis pregnancy. Next, vote only for candidates who are strongly pro-life, not just ones who claim to be pro-life. Examine their policies and their track record. Finally, Coastal must strive to be a place that is safe for post- abortive women and families seeking forgiveness in Christ. Be quick to offer counsel and the gospel to women and families who have aborted their children. Remember to forgive as you have been forgiven (Ephesians 4:32). We cannot ignore or be silent about this issue because the Scripture is not silent- get involved.