One of the key questions in the Pro-Life movement is “Doesn’t life began at conception?”
We believe the answer to this is yes. Because of that we fight to help the unborn.
However as followers of Jesus maybe we should ask the question “Does our battle for life end at birth?”
If we are REALLY Pro-Life consider investing in these areas:
Food – I remember one day that all of my Facebook post were excited that the next day was going to be a snow day. All of them, but one from a teacher. Now teachers are normally just as excited as students about snow days. His post brought out a reality that breaks my hearts. The post was ‘everyday in our county 400 kids will only get one meal. The one provided for them fore free at school. When school is canceled those kids don’t eat that day.’ There are too many churches with too many resources to allow a child in our community to go hungry. We are pro-life so let’s end hunger in our communities, nation, and world.
Healthcare – How many children in your community don’t have access to a doctor? How many don’t have access to a dentist? One of the best ministries a church I served at did was hire a dentist and provide free dental care for children in their city.
Shelter – The average age of a person experiencing homelessness in Georgia is 9 years old. More than 58,000 children in Georgia are homeless. 42% of children experiencing homelessness in Georgia are under the age of 6. In the city of Atlanta, there are over 4,000 homeless women and children.
Georgia is heart of the Bible Belt. Let’s end homelessness.
“But there’s just too much. I can’t make a difference”
We could say that about abortion as well. However, we know it is too important not to fight for the unborn. It is also important to fight to get food, healthcare, clothing, and shelter for families.
One of my former pastors likes to say:
“Do for one what you wish you could do for all”
“What breaks your heart?” Of all the needs in your community what is the one for you. It is the one that breaks your heart.
You can’t do everything, but you can do something.