I love the message from verse five. This is the account of how God called Jeremiah. God said, “Before I formed you in your mother’s body I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart to serve me.
I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”
This is not a new thought, but I love it when we are reminded that God knows us even before we are conceived. He has a plan for us before we’re a twinkle in our parents’ eyes.
I also love to see it confirmed that it is God who forms us. It’s not just biology. It’s not simply random cells multiplying and then dividing into distinct organs and other tissues. It is God himself who fashions each one of us. You are who you are because God made you. Each of us is different, and each of us is perfect. I happened to be born with what most would consider to be imperfect eyes. I was terribly nearsighted until I got LASIK surgery about 15 years ago. And now that I’m older I’m farsighted. That’s ok. I don’t know why God gave me less than 20/20 vision. But I’m ok with the body he fashioned for me. He made it, so it’s the body I was meant to have.
The point is that none of us are accidents in any way whatsoever. God knew us before we were born and He has a purpose for us. That is true for each and every person ever conceived. And I believe that it is wrong, wrong, wrong to voluntarily terminate any pregnancy because of what we have just read, and other scriptures that confirm this one. If you feel that your toes are being stepped on, don’t blame me. I’m just telling you what the Word of God says. Take it up with Him.