I love getting newsletters from our partner centers because it makes writing this weekly blog post easier. They give me fresh news, and sometimes a compelling message to pass along.
This week, Mari Bowers, executive director of Compassion Pregnancy Centers in Angola and Lagrange, Indiana, filled the bill. Her newsletter started out with one of my favorite pro-life verses and then illumined it in a fresh way. I'll let her finish this post:
"Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed." --Proverbs 31:8
What does it look like to "speak up" for those that cannot speak up for themselves? It is definitely a position that takes getting involved, doesn't it?
As I was thinking about what this looks like, the first picture that came to my mind was a crowd of people carrying pickets that said something like, "Honk if you agree that we should speak up for those that can't speak up for themselves." The next picture that came to me was a man standing on a platform shaking his fist before a crowd as he stirred them to act. The longer I meditated on this; I realized that there are so many different ways of "speaking up." Some of these include:
- Men and women on their knees petitioning before God
- Missionaries, all around the world, making others aware of the needs of those they serve
- Soldiers fighting for the oppressed
As I type this I am seeing each of you speaking in the way that God has called you to do. You are being a voice for the unborn -- one of the most overlooked audiences that cannot speak up for themselves. Every hour served, every dollar donated and every prayer lifted up for Compassion Pregnancy Centers of Northeast IN [or any pro-life ministry] is a voice -- a loud voice, a voice that is heard. Together, we are making a difference. Without support there would be no CPCNI. Without CPCNI, the 6 moms expecting in March in LaGrange and Steuben counties would have to find alternatives.
THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING UP!