Two days ago, the 3rd Sunday in January, was Sanctity of Life Sunday. Our pastor challenged us to think beyond the focus of Roe v. Wade to see the how the sanctity of human life is being threatened in so many areas in our culture and the world. We as Christ followers have the call to champion the needs of these who may not be able to defend themselves:
- the unborn
- the exploited and impoverished
- those with special needs
- the elderly
His Sunday message can be heard here.
Today, through Twitter I learned of someone who recently took a personal risk to defend the defenseless. His story is quick and to the point and definitely worth linking to:
Heartwarming for sure.
But my question to you is personal: What would you do?
From this point on, we will have opportunities to champion the rights of those who are not able.
You may not be in a season where you have the time to be a volunteer or in a place financially to add another donation to your list of giving, but you are able to pray.
Ask the Lord to lay a need on your heart: what breaks your heart that breaks the heart of God?
Then begin to do what we as Christ followers are given to do: pray.
Pray for opportunity
Pray for physical protection
Pray for financial support
Pray for people who can serve
Pray. It’s not “the only thing” you can do.
It’s the primary thing to do.