“O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” Isaiah 1:17
Heavenly Father, I have so many intense feelings coursing through my heart and “bones” this morning. I feel deep gratitude for the reversal of “Roe Vs. Wade.” Your in-the-womb image bearers—fully human, and very much real children, are the greatest benefactors of the Supreme Court’s decision.
I also feel tremendous sadness about the intense divide in our country. So many of us see this, and other issues, so differently. That’s nothing new, it’s just gotten much more obvious, ugly, and threatening. Have mercy, Lord. Have mercy on us.
What I don’t feel is a spirit of gloating—as though my lacrosse, basketball, or soccer team just won a heated contest. Abortion—and the complex issues surrounding it, has never been a “game” to win or lose. Again, Father, have mercy on us.
I do feel sober, realistic, and hopeful about the huge Gospel-work in front of us. We who have prayed, worked, and sacrificed for this decision, have way more praying in the Spirit, labors of love, and sacrificial generosity knocking at front doors.
Now isn’t the time to buy a bag of popcorn, sit down, and watch for the next Supreme Court decision. It’s a time for “faith expressing itself in love” and grace being revealed through servanthood. The call to a lifestyle of doing good, seeking justice, correcting injustice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with you just got “ramped up” big time, Father. In Jesus’ name, help us. So Very Amen.