This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org
“I hold the keys to death” (Revelation 1:18).
Reflection: The alternative to accepting death is to try to control it by giving ourselves the authority to take life before life will make too many demands on us. Hence we have abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. Just take control. Eliminate suffering by eliminating the person. “Euthanasia” is killing. As such, it contradicts the fact that God is God. In his “how-to” manual of suicide, Derek Humphrey, a key euthanasia advocate, writes, “If you consider God the master of your fate, then read no further” (Final Exit, p. 21).
Prayer: Lord, you are in control of my life, my suffering, and my death. Amen.