Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? Genesis 18:14
This very short verse packs a very big meaning. Think of something in your own life that asks the same question.This Old Testament question is an angel’s response to Sarah’s doubtful question, “Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?” Where in the New Testament does a woman ask a similar question and receive a similar answer (“nothing will be impossible with God.”)?
What is the attitude of these women toward pregnancy in circumstances that might seem less than optimal? What might public advice for these women be today?
In the Garden of Eden, God said, “Be fruitful and multiply.” (Genesis 1:28) When Moses said good-bye to the children of Israel, he shared God’s blessings with them, saying, “If you heed these ordinances …[God] will love you, bless you and multiply you; he will bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground.” (Deuteronomy 7:12-13) Over and over, God condemned child sacrifice through the voices of the prophets, mourning that the Israelites offered up “their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination.” Jeremiah 32:3 Today’s verse characterizes pregnancy as a wonderful blessing from the Lord. How can this view be reconciled with the view that preventing or terminating pregnancy is a “medically necessary preventive health service?”