We Are Christ's Ambassadors

How Do You Celebrate Something Like This?

June 24th, 2022 was a day in history to remember. NEVER did I expect to see in my lifetime Roe v. Wade being overturned! What an incredible moment and I look forward to hearing stories of the lives of people who were only born because the Supreme Court of the United States declared after 50 years that abortion is not a constitutional right.
If you felt like I did  on this monumental decision, then you have probably wondered, “How do you celebrate something like this?” After reflecting on that question for a little while, here is my list.
1.  Worshipfully because over FIFTY years of prayers were answered.
2.  Meekly because a divided nation is responding very differently to the news.
3. Mournfully because this decision did not come as an act of repentance but as a legal technicality.
4.  Hopefully that lives will be spared and more people will come to know, love, and serve Jesus as a result.
5. Realistically because this decision didn’t declare abortion wrong but that it wasn’t a right guaranteed by the Constitution.
6. Prayerfully because each of us have to live every day until Jesus returns with the consequences of sin that causes “wrong” to be seen as right and “right” as wrong.
As I reflect on the uproar that the last year has brought, I think we must ask ourselves, “Why?”
Justin is going to share his look at that question this weekend  from the perspective of his generation. My perspective is very similar to his but stretches back to the sexual revolution that many believe  characterizes the 1960’s.
I see the fight for abortion linked to the desire of those who participated in the Sexual Revolution to have true equality between the sexes. I believe that central to the fight for equality unfortunately was linked to the fact that males, prior to the widespread practice of abortion, could “love ‘em and leave ‘em” while women often had to experience the consequences of pregnancy.
Abortion is the means that allowed women to become as promiscuous as men.
I remember growing up at a time when the threat of pregnancy was a strong deterrent to “going all the way” but it doesn’t seem to be that way anymore. Nevertheless, like gender identity, what good is it if we “win” people a doctrine, without leading them to Jesus? Let’s adhere to Jesus’ as our objective standard of truth but lead people to Him as the source of hope we all are need!
20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,    so that we could be made right with God through Christ.  2 Corinthians 5:20–21 (NLT)
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The best way to summarize the responsibilities of this role would be to Develop communication strategies that invite people’s involvement in God’s work of transforming lives!
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