The Pro-Life Caucusby Representative Tim Walberg
Posted on 2014-01-15
WALBERG. I thank my friend from New Jersey, again, for this
opportunity to stand for life. It will be exciting to have the
demonstration, and I say that in a positive sense, a demonstration that
is going on this next week, again, of people demonstrating that there
is a love for life, for children, for women and for men, who have been
caught in the lie of abortion, who have been sold a message that goes
against, in most of their cases, goes against their normal, commonsense
thought, a thought that says life is something that should be
sustained, it should be seen as a blessing, and we should praise that
Mr. Speaker, my wife and I have always seen it as a high privilege to stand on a platform and look out across a crowd of hundreds of thousands of individuals who have love on their faces for life, for fellow humans, and for people caught in very difficult situations with a great desire to tell the truth that there is a difference, there is an opportunity that they can share with others that could experience hope.
Today, Mr. Speaker, we sit in a Chamber that has above your rostrum the motto of the United States of America that says ``In God We Trust.'' And so rather than going on with further comments that I would make from my own thoughts, I would turn to the thoughts of God Himself, more specifically words that were uttered by a man, a king, a very wise king who was very human, as well, a king who was classified by God Himself as being a man after My own heart. And so what this man would say or would think if he were honored by God with that statement would be something we should hear.
These words that King David uttered in Psalm 139 are words I believe that can be uttered by not only the 56 million aborted babies but every baby in the past and the future who experiences being a gift of God. David said: I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret . . . And skillfully wrought in the depths of the Earth . . . Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them. (Psalms 139:14-16 NASB).
That talks of life as planned and as gifted by God in the womb, made for a purpose intended. And I thank God that I can stand here today, as a Member of Congress, as a father, as a husband, as a grandfather, and as one who loves life in all its forms humanly made by God as a gift. I thank the gentleman for allowing me this opportunity. God bless you.