As stories out of New York and Virginia have circulated in recent weeks regarding new abortion legislation, the pro-choice/pro-life debate has once again intensified. While I cannot swing at every pitch the news cycles throw at me, I feel compelled to step into the box and take my hacks on this occasion. So from one Christ-follower to others, here are some things I’ve been reflecting on:
“Many of you have probably heard about the law that was passed in New York
allowing women to choose abortion up until the birth of the child. While Alpha
Grand Rapids does not exist to change laws, this is no doubt heartbreaking
news. Alpha DOES exist to transform hearts through tangible support in an
unplanned pregnancy. We will always advocate for the unborn babies who
cannot speak up for themselves. We will always support women and men who
find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy and feel that abortion is their only
choice. We will always be here to share stories of the children who have been
saved and the families that have been changed because of a decision for life.
Most importantly, we will always do whatever it takes to share a message of
hope and grace to a community and world that needs it.”
Applying the truth of the Gospel (that Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly) is rarely simple or straightforward. It requires that we continually engage in humble self-reflection and posture ourselves to bless, pray for and love especially those most opposed to that good news. I pray that God’s Spirit will bring revival to our world and that it would start with us.
Marcus Little is the Senior Pastor of Berean Baptist Church. This blog is a place where he can share his thoughts and reflections on how Scripture intersects with life, work, community, culture and the events of our times.