Today’s Reading | Luke 1:1-56
Leaped For Joy
As you read this passage, was there anything notable which caught your attention? There is so much in this passage that is significant, one could easily miss a few words which hold great importance as we consider issues that face us today. Notice the words found in verse 41. Did you understand their significance? They are in the line, the baby leaped in her womb. From the womb of Elizabeth, a child, John the Baptist, responded to the presence of the baby in the womb of Mary – the Lord Jesus Christ. Why is this important? Because the child in her womb was not just a mass of tissue who had no feelings; he was a living human being that even in the womb could respond to God. In short, he was a baby. This passage clearly supports our position that abortion is wrong because it is the taking of a human life…. a life, though not fully developed, which can respond to what is happening around him and even to who God is. This line of Scripture confirms what we as Christians believe to be true about abortion and one we can use to defend our position to others. Write down this reference and keep it on hand so that you can use it with others in your world.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?