In case you haven’t heard, there is a nation-wide, inter-denominational effort to pray, fast, and picket abortion clinics during the forty days of Lent. It is called 40 Days for Life.
Yes, we all have excuses. No, I haven’t been yet (I have my busy-ness and excuses, too), but we’re going to try to be there tomorrow and several times over the remainder of Lent. Even if you can’t go to the prayer vigils, at least check out the website, pray, and fast for the cause.
Do we believe prayer changes things, or not?
If we do, why don’t we act like it? (I’m not just reminding you, I’m reminding me, too…)
From the newsletter today:
REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life
God’s power working in and through His people is unlimited and far beyond our comprehension when we submit to God’s Word and Spirit. He receives glory when we are obedient to His calling and faithfully serve Him in His strength.
Consider God’s hand of providence on this nation because of the faithfulness of a few who were totally committed to God and His truths.
It is interesting to note the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta: “Yours is the one great nation in all history which was founded on the precept of equal rights and respect for all humankind, for the poorest and weakest of us as well as the richest and strongest.”
Mother Teresa, in addressing the Supreme Court of the United States said, “Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. I have no new teaching for America. I seek only to recall you to faithfulness to what you once taught the world.
She continued, “Your nation was founded on the proposition very old as a moral precept, but startling and innovative as a political insight that human life is a gift of immeasurable worth, and that it deserves, always and everywhere, to be treated with the utmost dignity and respect.”
It is time to restore that dignity and respect. Our God is able. Are we willing to remain faithful until His work through us is done?