LETTERS: One entrance to life

Life begins at the time of conception. The unborn child is a distinct, self-developing individual.

In the Biblical, Hebrew culture all children were considered to be gifts from the Lord. Jesus didn’t need to address the evil act of denying life to the unborn child in the sanctuary of the mother’s womb.

All Hebrews of Jesus’ time would be familiar with these verses: “Lo, sons are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.” “Just as you know not how the breath of life fashions the human frame in the mother’s womb,

so you know not the work of God which he is accomplishing in the universe.”

“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”

“I also am mortal, like all men, a descendant of the first-formed child of earth; and in the womb of a mother I was molded into flesh, within the period of ten months, compacted with blood, from the seed of a man and the pleasure of marriage.

And when I was born, I began to breathe the common air, and fell upon the kindred earth, and my first sound was a cry, like that of all. I was nursed with care in swaddling clothes.

For no king has had a different beginning of existence; there is for all mankind one entrance into life, and a common departure.”

Christians know that Jesus’ life didn’t begin at His birth, but when Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.”

Elizabeth exclaims to Mary, “For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy.”

Alberto L Almanza Harlingen