Is life precious to you? When we hear stories like the one that has come out of our own city this week, I ponder this question. If you didn’t hear, Friday, March 25th, in the 800 hundred block of 112th St. SE, a new born baby was found bloodied and with his umbilical cord still attached in a dumpster. Discarded as trash!
Everett police said that at 8:20 p.m. Friday someone passing by called 911 to report hearing crying coming from a dumpster in the Mirabella apartment complex.
Jeff Meyers said his girlfriend Paula made the discovery when she went to drop off some garbage. When she pushed the button to compact the trash, she heard what sounded like a baby crying. Jeff said, "Paula immediately jumped into action. She calls 911, says it might be a baby, it might be a toy, we're not really sure, and starts digging through the garbage. And she's in a dress," said Meyers. "The police arrive and say it sounds like a toy. Paula jumps back in the trash compactor, pulls off what must have been two feet of garbage, about 20 garbage bags, and discovers this newborn child."
How does this happen in our community? I’ll tell you, we live in a society in which human life has been dissected down to a mistake. And out of that mistake came a single celled creature that after several million years decided to sprout arm and legs and walk. We wonder how did we get here? When we devalue life, this is the end result.
The best commentary on this is the Word of God. Gen 1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”. Friends, we are fearfully and wonderfully made. I was created by God to fulfill His purpose with my life. I was not made to please myself or live unto my own wishes. I was made for more. This message has to get out for this type of behavior to stop in our community. God help us!