Wednesday, March 11, 2009

WFW: Red Envelope Project - Take a Stand for Life

Red Envelope Day is 20 days away.

I was searching my emails for one from Loni at Writing Canvas and saw one she sent me through Facebook asking me to join The Red Envelope Project. The Facebook group has a link to an eBay store where you can purchase pre-printed envelopes. The shipping is free and should arrive in 3-8 days. I've just ordered 200 for $19.90. I will be giving some to my daughters who have joined and to my mother and mother-in-law. We all believe life begins when God breathes that spark into a fertilized egg:

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. ~Jeremiah 1:5
Immediately upon fertilization your little one is set as a boy or a girl. The cells contain all of the genetic information (DNA) necessary to become a child.

4 weeks from conception: The heart also forms, and it begins to beat on the 25th day after conception (about 6 weeks after the last menstrual period), and a heart beat can already be detected.

5 weeks from conception: The baby's eyes and inner ears are starting to develop. The following organs are being formed: the lungs, the liver, the pancreas and the thyroid gland.

6 weeks from conception: Teeth begin to develop under the gums. The heart has divided into the right and left chambers and is beating about 150 beats a minute which is about twice the rate of an adult. The baby's facial features are visible, including a mouth and tongue. The eyes have a retina and lens. The major muscle system is developed, and the baby starts to practice moving. The baby has its own blood type and the blood cells are produced by the liver now instead of the yolk sac.

7 weeks from conception: Brain waves can now be measured. The main construction of the heart is complete. Through its parchment thin skin, the baby's veins are clearly visible. During this week the ears, the teeth and the palate are continuing to form.

8 weeks after conception: The feet are 2mm long (one tenth of an inch). The neck is beginning to take shape. The body muscles are almost developed. Baby has begun movement. While still too small for you to feel, your little one is wriggling and shifting. The jaws are in place. The mouth cavity and the nose are joined. The ears and nose can now be seen clearly. Fingerprints are already evident in the skin. Nipples and hair follicles begin to form. All of the organs, muscles, and nerves are in place and beginning to function.
You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, You eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be. ~Psalm 139:13-16
It's really not enough to say you support must stand and be counted:
Your hands are full of blood; wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of My sight! Stop doing wrong, learn to do right!

Seek justice,

Encourage the oppressed.

Defend the cause of the fatherless,

Plead the case of the widow. ~Isaiah 1:15b-17

"Their evil deeds have no limit; they do not plead the case of the fatherless to win it, they do not defend the rights of the poor.

Should I not punish them for this?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?" ~Jeremiah 5:28b-29
Speak the Lord and to the nation:
If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ~2 Chronicles 7:14


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this.

momgen said...

Thanks also dear...Have a nice day. and WFW too.

life's journey said...

my entry is here

Laurie Ann said...

May God bless you for taking a stand on this issue and for sharing these precious, precious truths. Happy WFW!

MJ said...

Awesome post!

Mariposa said...

Thanks for sharing...I did a similar post months ago...glad to find post like this.

God bless...

~♥~ Mariposa's Tales ~♥~

Alexis said...

I really appreciate you posting this! Thank you!

LauraLee Shaw said...

POWerful!!! Amen~!

Jensmere said...

Just stopped in today and saw the red envelope. My 200 arrived in the mail yesterday!

Thanks for this excellent post! I loved the pictures and the scripture...

Bless you!