Our nation is once again (still?) in mourning because of yet another senseless shooting. It seems like each day brings another such tragedy. One wonders if our flags will perpetually fly at half staff.
I have a theory about how human lives have come to be de-valued in our society. I think the blame can be traced, at least in part, to the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in our nation. The horrible decision to allow for innocent babies in the womb to be killed for little or no reason has led to a wholesale devaluing of life. From the womb to the tomb, human life is not considered as sacred as it once was.
However, nothing has changed in God’s eyes. Every single human being is created in God’s image, and he loves each one dearly. It must cause a loving God untold grief to see his precious creatures—whether a baby in the womb or a person killed by gunfire—to be callously destroyed.
All lives matter to God. They always have, and they always will.
“What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them? You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.”—Psalm 8:4-5.