A new year, a new day, a time we start fresh. We enter the year resolute and armed with determination only to allow our excitement to wane after a few measly weeks. Why do we do that? Is it because we’re lazy? Don’t believe in ourselves? Lose our focus? Maybe all of the above, or none of the above.
When you are a SaveOne chapter leader you sit in a very privileged seat. Many people live their entire lives never witnessing the incredible miracles you become privy to. You have a front row seat to see some of God’s most touching, intimate moments with people. To be a part of such wonder never gets old.
I don’t know if you guys ever watched the show, West Wing, but there’s a scene where Leo is talking to Josh and he tells this story. “A man falls into a hole and he’s yelling for help. A doctor happens by and sees the man, writes a prescription, throws it in the hole, and walks on. A few minutes later a priest walks by and the guy again shouts for help. The priest writes out a prayer, throws it in the hole and walks on. Then a friend walks by and the guy says, ‘Hey Joe will you help me out?’ Joe jumps in the hole with him. Our guy asks, ‘Are you an idiot? Now we’ll never get out!’ Joe says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.’”
As a chapter leader you guys are the ones willing to jump in the hole with those who are yelling for help. You’ve been there, you know the way out, and you are willing to get in the muck and mire it will take to crawl out of the hole.
With that being said, I ask each of you to think about 2014. Pray about what God would have you do in regards to abortion recovery this year. Could you financially give to SaveOne and help accomplish the end of abortion? Could you start a chapter at your church or ministry? Is it finally time to deal head-on with your own abortion? We are literally seeing abortion end around our world through LOVE, not controversy, not politics, simply by love and acceptance of those who have made this choice.
I implore you to not lose focus, don’t lose sight of all God wants to do through you. Don’t let the excitement of a new year wane. Stay resolute and armed!
BRING ON 2014!!!