As my mom drove the familiar serpentine road to our mountain cabin, I began to doze off until I realized we’d slowed to almost a crawl. I opened my eyes to see my mother hunched over the steering wheel, straining to see. Not only had a dense fog settled over the area, but freshly fallen snow blurred the critical dotted white lines on the highway.
Without the lines, we were in grave danger.
You see the lines were placed in the road for specific purposes: direction and safety.
But what happens when the lines get blurry or disappear altogether? We lose our way and find ourselves in danger.
God’s word is meant to be a trusted line of direction and safety.
What happens when a society drifts away from the lines of wisdom, direction, and safety? To answer that question, all we must do is watch the news or click on social media.
When a law is passed such as the Reproductive Health Act with a 38-28 vote and thunderous applause explodes within the state Senate chamber, we have lost our way.
“There is a path before each person that seems right, but ends in death.”
Yes, the path is literally paved with “death” in the case of the horrific law that allows a mother to dispose of a baby up to and even after birth. Although I am grieved over the moral and spiritual decline of our so-called modern society, all hope is not lost. Not even close.
Christians, I believe we are standing on a precipice here. We have a critical decision to make.
We can either stick our heads in the proverbial sand, or we can stand up and say, “not on my watch!”
Perhaps, like Queen Esther, we—you and I—are called for such a time as this. Does it really take the deaths of 61 million innocent preborn babies to bring us from our passivity?
Well, I say, enough is enough. I’m taking a stand. I don’t care if it’s “politically correct.” This has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with Jesus.
I’m urging you, fellow believer, please don’t take a nap on this issue. In fact, let’s get back to the basics. You know, those God-ordained lines like the Ten Commandments and ‘love God and love your neighbor as yourself.’
We can do something. There is hope found in God. He hears our prayers. We must repent for the sins of our society and turn our hearts again toward our loving and merciful God.
If the church doesn’t take a stand? Who will, I ask you?
Here is one way we can do something NOW. The event below is happening across the United States.
I also wrote an article for SoCal Christian Voice about a pastor hosting a ‘Day of Mourning’ event. Click HERE to read it.
What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Readers, this is an issue close to my heart. I write about abortion amongst other issues in my book series Beauties from Ashes.