The Spoken Word of God is very clear in our lives. I have preached off of this subject many times over the past year in particular. The Spoken Word of God; God Spoke the World into being in the 1st Chapter of Genesis; "God said… and so it was", God said it by His Spoken Word and it came to be. In the Book of Deuteronomy 30:19, He again speaks to us VERY clearly; "I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose Life, then, that you and your descendants may live."(New American Bible)
Is this a test? Is God trying to yet again test us to see what we will do and what we will choose? He once again places a critical issue before us in Embryonic Stem Cell Research. He has set before us life/blessing (in the form of a Human Embryo) and death/curse/abortion (the destruction of that Human Embryo for research). Unfortunately our nation not only chose Death with Roe V. Wade, but we continue to choose death in Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the HOPE for cures. The Spoken Words of our Lord are VERY clear brothers and sisters, CHOOSE LIFE! We MUST protect the sanctity of life at ALL stages, especially at the earliest, in its embryonic form.
We must continue to fight the good fight to educate our youth, our adults and let them know that there are other LIFE options rather than killing a baby through abortion. We must help our young MEN and educate them and let them know of the sanctity of MARRIED life and the FAMILY, which has been for the most part eradicated within the urban community; multiple children by multiple women for our young men; babies making babies, who have no clue how to raise them in the family unit.
Many of our young black men and women rarely see the family unit in action, as they themselves have been raised by Grandparents, Aunts, etc. It all boils back down to two things…EDUCATION and EXAMPLE. We have to educate our young people, giving them inspiration that they can achieve greatness, that there is another rout out of poverty rather than drugs, alcohol and living a promiscuous life. They can achieve becoming a CEO, CFO, Preacher, Teacher, Doctor, et. al., but only IF WE show them the example. Only if WE go to them, in their communities and encourage them and not continue to tear them down, we must build up our young people of today, for they ARE our future.
"In the beginning was the Word and the Word was God and the Word was with God… What came to be was LIFE…" John 1: 1-4. I think the most powerful words spoken to us were John 1: 14; "And the Word became Flesh…" the Spoken Word of God became Flesh and dwelt among us. From Deuteronomy through the Gospel of John, God's Spoken Word to us is yet again, LIFE…CHOOSE LIFE, which is the LIGHT of the Human Race, the Light of the Father's ONLY Son. Brothers and Sisters that LIGHT is given to us through our babies, our sons and daughters, black, white, Latino, et. al., WE are the Light of God which shines throughout the World. So too are we, the Light of Christ, the Spoken Word of God which Dwelt among us, which dwells WITHIN each and every one of us. Let us continue to stand up for LIFE…the SPOKEN WORD OF GOD. "I have set before you life and death… Choose LIFE!"
Remember brothers and sisters, at one time… JESUS CHRIST WAS AN EMBRYO! Jesus, Mary and Joseph, PRAY FOR US!
God bless you.
Catholic Lay Evangelist Richard Lane, Co-Founder of Qorban Ministries