I’m sure you know them. I know them too. The few, the brave, the persecuted for the faith.
Just yesterday, I talked with three friends working in three different Crisis Pregnancy Centers across the country.
They are under attack by those who do not want the truth told about abortion or the hope of life and faith spread.
And though we may not serve on these same front lines, we are all in a battle.
As Erwin Lutzer says, “In a time of universal deception, telling the truth is a radical act.”
And we know he is right.
Statements such as, “Men are not women.” And “Only women have babies” are now controversial.
As a society, we argue over things like funding the police and whether children should attend drag shows.
We flock to movies like, “Fifty Shades of Grey” and now have parties to celebrate divorce.
I could go on.
We might feel helpless and depressed when we think of it all.
We may wonder what to do.
But here’s what we can’t do- we can’t water down or change the message of the gospel.
The road to destruction is wide. Many are on it. (Matt 7:13)
The way to Christ is narrow. He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).
This truth has not changed, and it is not our job to think we can change it or make it more acceptable to a lost world.
Our job is to share it.
Stand on it.
Live it out.
And let’s keep doing so confidently because we know ONLY with the truth of Christ comes HOPE!
People need Jesus.
This has not changed.
So, let’s be prepared by being in the Word, so we know what we believe and remember Who it is we are believing.
Let’s keep on being confident that God is able to guard what we have entrusted to Him (our very lives). (2 Tim 1:12)
Let’s not be afraid, but let’s soberly fear for those who may not know our Lord. (Matt 10:28)
With love and compassion, let’s keep living and speaking the truth of the Word that sets the captives free! (John 8:31-32)
Why? Because most of us love some captives, right? And we know Jesus loves them.
Oh, will it be easy? Maybe not. But the Savior, the God who cannot lie, will never leave us or forsake us as we keep walking in truth (Titus 1:2, Deut 31:6)
He will supply all our needs. (Phil 4:19)
He will give us what we need to say when we need to say it. (Luke 12:11-12).
And let’s pray for each other. Let’s support each other with our time, talents and treasures. Let’s give to those who serve on the front lines —like Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
And let’s remember, one day all these troubles will be no more!
One day our Savior will return. This life really is just a breath (Psalm 39:5)
May our hearts truly long to hear the Savior’s voice saying, “Well done my good and faithful servant.” (Matt 25:11)
May our lips tell of His goodness in this day. May we steadfastly keep following His better ways all the way home!