Monday, October 15, 2007


2007 marks the 200th anniversary of Great Britain's decision to dis-approve involvement in the transatlantic slave trade of that time, thanks to William Wilberforce. Wilberforce was remarkable not just for his success in bringing about this monumental decision, but because he persevered when it seemed futile. He persevered despite insurmountable odds.

I've been thinking about the sanctity of human life vs. slavery and the sanctity of human life vs. abortion. There are some striking parallels. In each case the society and the cultural way of living dictates the value of a certain type of human being and even goes so far as to decide whether or not they are classified as "human". The battle is very similar in both cases:
  1. For people (society, the culture at large, multiple generations) to recognize the value of every human life, no matter what color or what age
  2. For that conviction and truth to convict the hearts of many who can then make a difference and change the outcome with their ideas
If we follow Wilberforce's example, we cannot waiver in our conviction to preserve and protect human life, no matter what odds are against us. We are each created in His image and for His purpose, from the earliest moment of conception. That's worth persevering for!

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