A Child is Born to Us

On January 16, a baby is expected to be born to New Orleans resident Rebekah Markham. That kind of thing happens every day, right? Well, not exactly. The child to be was rescued as an embryo from a city medical laboratory right after Hurricane Katrina. And now, nine moths after implantation, she is poised to give Rebekah Markham all the joys and heartaches of motherhood. Who knows? This baby might grow up to be an engineer who devises a levee system to save the city from the next monster storm.

Think about that the next time you hear that human embryos should have their stem cells “harvested” for research, and that not to do so is a “waste.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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