“God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. God blessed them…” - Genesis 1:27-28
From the very beginning of time, we see that everything we have comes from God. The clothes on our back to the very breath in our lungs are gifts given to us by our generous Father. The gift of life is truly the most precious gift God gives us aside from salvation. Genesis tells us that we are made in the image of God, created by Him for a purpose. We were created to have fellowship with God, but sin separated us from Him. Yet, even when sin entered the world, God gave Adam and Eve the gift of life. In Genesis 4, Eve declares “I have gotten a manchild with the help of the Lord.” Every life is precious and truly a generous gift from God.
We are called to live in a way that honors and glorifies the Lord. The Bible tells us that God knows us intimately; He knew us from the moment we were being formed in our mother’s womb. In the Book of Psalms, David writes “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.”
Every life is sacred and as Christians, one way we show appreciation for the gift of life is to stand for the sanctity of human life. One way our church shows generosity in support for the gift of life is by supporting our local Downtown Pregnancy Center. Located on the campus of our church, the Downtown Pregnancy Center of Dallas has been used in a mighty way to protect life. Over the past two years, because of the generous support from those who value life, the center has seen more than 1,000 children saved from abortion.
First Baptist Dallas is on mission to transform our world with God’s Word…one life at a time. Learn more about how you can give to the work of the Lord through First Baptist Dallas here.