Why Life Matters

Over the years, I have seen many people question if their life mattered. I have seen people who have lived a long life, and in the end, when they felt like they had lost their usefulness and ability to function, question if and why their life mattered. I have prayed, preached, and protected the life of the unborn of whom many have tried to say was a life that didn’t matter. I have seen teenagers struggle as they faced awkward years in life and felt like because they were not the most popular that their life didn’t matter. I have counseled with many married couples who felt like their life didn’t matter to their spouse anymore. I have seen people in the throes of addiction feel as if their life was ruined and didn’t matter anymore. To each and every one of these groups I have found that there is only one way for them to know that their life matters, and that is not in trying to force other people to acknowledge the value of their life.

The truth is that it is impossible to force people to make you feel like your life matters. It is not in my power or the power of anyone else to make another feel as though their life has value. While I would like for everyone to know of their intrinsic and eternal value, if a person has rejected the truth of their value no one can make them feel or understand it. As a parent, grandparent, and a Christian I have and will try to help those in my family and my circle of influence know that, no matter what anyone says or does, you have enormous value. We sing a song that says “red, yellow, black or white they are all precious in His sight.” We know this song has a Biblical truth at its foundation because the Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).

 God's Word says “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well” (Psalm 139:14). Please understand that in 1973, America devalued human life with legalized abortion. The value of human life is not determined by the courts or even in the minds of others. Protests, rioting, nor fighting will make people understand or feel the value that can only be known through a relationship with God. Knowing the God who loves us will help each of us to understand how loved and valued each of us are in the heart of God.

Your Pastor,
Rev. Wayne Marcus
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