On Jan. 22, 1973, the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by the Supreme Court, legalizing abortion.

The book of Psalms reads, “You, Lord, made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.” We live in a throwaway society. The Psalmist continues, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous — how well I know it.”

God knows, loves, and cares for and about each and every life. The Psalmist also wrote, “You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.” God is the author of life.

In Genesis, it states, “The Lord formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils and the man became a living person.”

Deuteronomy states, “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessing and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you made. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your ancestors might live.”

God loves us with an everlasting love. Psalms says, “How precious are your thoughts about me, Oh God. They cannot be numbered. I cannot even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book; every moment was laid out before a single day had passed.”

If you have had an abortion and regret the decision, God is nearby and very able and willing to forgive.

The book of Exodus says, “I lavish unfailing love to a thousand generations. I forgive iniquity, rebellion, and sin.” Call upon the Lord and receive forgiveness, healing, and salvation.

Gregg Schweiger