Life In the Womb – Luke 1:39-56

From my reading in Luke 1:39-56 in the One Year New Testament.

One interesting story in Luke is when Mary went to visit her relative Elizabeth. Here’s what happened when Mary greeted them.

“At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” Luke 1:41

Baby John the Baptist jumped within Elizabeth in response to Mary’s greeting! It is interesting that even in their respective wombs John the Baptist and Jesus had a special connection.

It would not have crossed Luke’s mind to call the baby in the womb a fetus or lump of tissue. No, clearly the child that leaped already had life!

I believe that as followers of Jesus we need to speak up for this who can’t speak for themselves, and seek to protect life in the womb. For a good explanation and arguments about the pro life position check out the short book Why Pro Life? by Randy Alcorn.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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