Followers of Jesus Christ believe that every person is created in the image of God and should be treated with dignity and respect (Genesis 1:26-26; cf. Matthew 19:4).
To affirm that all people are image-bearers of God means that we must reject every sinful mistreatment of others and we must work to protect the weak, the powerless, the vulnerable – including orphans, widows, those with disabilities, those abused and trafficked, the aged and infirm, and, yes, even those being knit together in their mother’s womb (cf. James 1:27; Psalm 139:13-16).
Every follower of Christ should help build a consistent culture of life – from conception to natural death – in which every person can live and flourish for the glory of God!
Of course, our efforts in this direction are always most influential when they begin with our own personal example and when our words and actions are filled with the love, grace, and truth of our Lord Jesus.
Our efforts on behalf of the unborn might also include supporting a local, Christian crisis pregnancy ministry like Caring Solutions or a Christian adoption agency like Covenant Care Services.
Our efforts might also include making our presence and voice known in the public square. So, I hope you will consider being part of the March for Life on Friday, January 24. Here at the details:
- Noon – Rally at Rosa Parks Square (1st and Poplar in front of the Macon-Bibb County Government Center). Speaker: Chip Miller, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church.
- 12:30 p.m. – Silent March (from the rally to 833 Walnut Street)
Of course, ultimately a culture of life can be built and sustained only by God’s grace as more and more people trust and follow Jesus Christ, who said: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6, ESV).
I hope you will join me in renewing your personal commitment to helping buid a culture of life!
Your Pastor and Friend,