Two readers sent me this clip. I’m still catching up on stuff after my time in DC so I just got to this today. It’s well worth watching all ten minutes. So settle back with a coffee and enjoy.
My two cents: I am amazed by the early stages: The first hours and days of life in the womb. When a baby starts looking like a baby, well, we all know what a baby looks like. I’m not diminishing the wonder of the final product but it is absolutely astounding that we come from two cells.
I’d love to introduce a bit more marvel and magic into our thoughts on this. While there is a place for showing how graphic and disturbing abortion is (and the vast majority of our abortions happen in or after that rapid growth phase, when the baby is starting to have fingers and toes) I almost feel that by doing exclusively that, we are diminishing the awe and wonder and replacing it with disgust.
Perhaps when I do talks I will show this video. And I will say before showing it that there is nothing graphic about it, nothing offensive and that people should just kick back and enjoy the story that is their story, too, by some miracle of creation. Not everyone believes in God, but through this you might just catch a glimpse of a creator who sees us when we are just a cell or two, coming together in patterns and forms that even the world’s greatest mathematicians can’t understand. Makes me hopeful, that.by