𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗰𝗿𝘆? 𝗔 mission 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗱 up𝗼𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁?
When Jesus galunked into Jerusalem on a donkey (not a stallion), his followers could not contain their excitement about the Messiah. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗵𝗶𝗺. 𝘎𝘦𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭!
I imagine he was smiling when he responded. 𝘐𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘬𝘦𝘱𝘵 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵, 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘥𝘰 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦.
Like Jesus' followers a couple thousand years ago, I cannot keep silent. And although my noisiness may not appeal to the masses, I'm certain the heavens applaud.
Today is the 48th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. Since then, over 50 million abortions have taken place in the U.S alone. It is also National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I am asking for folks on the right and the left to come to the middle in agreement to value human life by reducing the number of abortions. It is one small step in the right direction.
Here are some resources toward that end.
In Celebration of Life
Choosing life after rape
The Sled Test - a simple argument against abortion
Support for Unplanned Pregnancy
Helping women with unplanned pregnancies find a place of belonging within the church through support groups.
Support for Unplanned Parenting
On Choosing an Adoption Plan
I'll be streaming live next week Friday, January 29th at 3 p.m. on both Facebook and Instagram for a 2021 March for Life recap and story sharing. I hope you'll join me!
Until next time.
Your Hope Cheerleader,