My wife, Beverly, and I plan to be among those who gather in the public square in Macon tomorrow to say: “We are on the side of life!” I hope you will join us.
The rally is Friday, January 24, at noon in Rosa Parks Square (the corner of First and Poplar; just in front of the Government Center). Reverend Chip Miller, the Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church, will be the keynote speaker.
Then, at 12:30 p.m. the Silent March will occur – from Rosa Parks Square to The Kolbe Center at 833 Walnut St. (1/2 mile; a 15-minute walk). Come to the rally even if you can’t make the march.
I have spoken at this event and attended this peaceful, prayerful rally many times across the years. Why?
Because the Bible teaches us 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).
So, 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 on behalf of the unborn can go beyond a once a year rally and march. They might also include supporting a local, Christian crisis pregnancy ministry like Caring Solutions or a Christian adoption agency like Covenant Care Services.
But this week I hope you will let your voice be heard in the public square. I hope to see you at noon on Friday.
Your Pastor and Friend,