One of the most pressing battles we face in our generation is the battle for life. Our foes are formidable, but this is a fight we can no longer shirk from. It’s time for the local church to delve into the depths of the abortion issue and rescue those who are hurting from this choice.
Our answer to ending this war on life is unlocked through the lives of people who have made the choice of abortion and are sitting in our churches every week. When these mothers, fathers, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents of the aborted are given a place to grieve, talk about their loss and heal, then they are no longer willing to be silent and allow others to suffer the pain they have. We cannot wait on politicians to end abortion for us. They’ve had forty-plus years to end legalized abortion and it hasn’t stopped yet. YOU ARE THE ONLY HOPE.
God’s Word says when we call upon God, pray to Him, and seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him and He will bring us back from our captivity. (Jeremiah 29) But do we have the courage to fight against the giant abortion industry to bring our people out of captivity?
A pastor I know used to say, “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” Are we willing to let go of the familiar place of quietness? Are we willing to enter the battle not knowing if we are going to win? Are we willing to draw a line in the sand and finally stand against the enemy? Are we willing to no longer signify compliance by our silence? Are we willing to speak out, reach out, take a stand, and never back down? Where are our Davids of today? Where are our warriors willing to fight in the battle to save lives and entire generations? When will we possess the fear of God’s judgment for our inactivity, and shake the fear of the world?
Courage is a requirement for any leader. A great leader who knows the Source of Courage knows he or she cannot sacrifice their future and the future of others for the immediate. We must decide between what is temporary and what is eternal and have the courage to choose the eternal every time no matter what the cost.
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” 2 Corinthians 4:17
As another year of legalized abortion is commemorated this Friday, I challenge you to enter this battle. If you need direction, connections, or have questions, we are here to help get you started. We are raising an army of truth-tellers who are no longer willing to live status quo, but rather joining the ranks of the warriors fighting for life!
GOD HAS YOUR BACK—LET’S GO!