Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sanctity of Life Sunday '13

Today is National Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. The date was chosen by Ronald Reagan to coincide with the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case. He issued the day to fall on the third Sunday of January in the years following, the closest date that coincides with the original January 22nd date.

Each year in Washington D.C., the March for Life is also right around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Thousands of people join in to take a stand for unborn life. Lots of people even share their stories of regretted abortion...including me this year! That's right, I am driving to D.C. to take part in the March and will be sharing my story in front of the Supreme Court after with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign! Thank you, Lord, for this opportunity. I will share more about this later this week. If you are anywhere near the D.C. area, I recommend taking part in the day! If you will be there, let me know so we can meet up! :)

Today, my mom, brother, and I went to a special service for Sanctity of Life Sunday. A Professor of Theology was giving a special message on Psalm 139. He wasn't the main Pastor of the church.  I looked online a few weeks before today, looking for churches around the area who were having special services, and this is the only one I found! And I live in the capital city of my state. It makes me really sad that more churches aren't speaking out on the topic of abortion. The CEO from a local Pregnancy Center shared some, which was really powerful, and she said this church was the only one who asked her to come speak! If the Church isn't standing up for the unborn and speaking out for LIFE, then who is?! I suggest spreading the word to your Pastors and telling them the significance of this day and how they can take a stand for LIFE each year. But, it shouldn't end with just one day a year. We as the Church of Christ need to be pouring ourselves out for the cause of the unborn. We need to be giving our time, money, and whatever else God asks of us to Pregnancy Centers, homes for pregnant teenage girls, etc. Don't just sit around waiting for something to happen - pray and ask the Lord how He wants you to move and be obedient. Ask for God's heart for the unborn, the men and women in unplanned pregnancies, and those already affected by abortion.

After the service, I spoke with the lady from the Pregnancy Center about the possibility of volunteering there. I am praying that if this is the Center where the Lord wants me that He will make it happen.

EACH life is sacred...precious and valuable to the Lord. Please take the time to listen to this powerful sermon by Eric Ludy from Ellerslie Leadership Training (where I went in fall 2011). It is my absolute favorite sermon of his, and that is saying a lot! How many "Evans" are we missing in this life? Who would they have been? 

Click here to read an excellent article about Sanctity of Life Sunday.


1 comment:

  1. I am glad you found a service doing that. I agree. More churches should speak out about this! Instead of being afraid to offend someone, like we talked about.

    I am praying for you, Hannah. Maybe this is the center that you are meant to be at! Let me know how it goes.


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