This man, who’s mother decided not to abort against the advice of her doctors, is Andrea Bocelli, an Italian tenor who has sold more than 70,000,000 copies of his albums. He is the greatest selling classical music artist of all time. He was voted one of People magazine’s 50 most beautiful people and has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
How many great men and women has God sent into the world, who never saw the light of day, because a different decision was made? Men and women, who would have been even greater than Bocelli perhaps. Men and women who would have discovered the cure for cancer perhaps. Men and women who God sent to this world to bless us.
your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
To see one of Bocelli’s most popular performances, view the video below.
It reminds me of a little e-novel I just finished called “The Lincoln Conversations”, penned by a good friend of mine L. Paul Brehm. He has a similar account in the novel which is a snapshot account of three generation of the Ehrlich family in Main Line Philadelphia. After a disastrous 2009 Thanksgiving dinner, the grandmother, wife of a 28th Infantry war hero and concentration camp liberator, takes out a snap shot of an attractive extended family and shows it to her son, Doug. The middle-aged narrator, Douglas, is shocked to find out that his mother had a baby while in the service. That half-sister is now a grandmother herself living in Phoenix. It is one of the most effective pro-life arguments in the novel, which chronicles the chilling effect abortion has on individuals, family life, and society in general. If you have a free hour or two to read it, you may want to check it out on amazon.