Today, January 22, marks the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision handed down by the Supreme Court legalizing abortion. Rather than focus on the negative aspects of that decision, we encouraged the people of our church, First Central Bible Church, to celebrate the Sanctity of Human Life. Using the word ACTS as an acrostic, here are some suggestions how you can celebrate life:
Adoration – Read Psalm 139 and meditate on the uniqueness of life. Take time to praise God for the magnificence of his creation.
Confession – Confess the sins of our nation; we have not honored God as the Creator and we have denied his sovereignty over our relationships, over life and over death.
Thanksgiving – Give thanks for God’s grace, his mercy, and his loving-kindness.
Supplication – Intercede for those who are suffering the pain of guilt and remorse following an abortion and ask God to bring healing to their lives. Pray that God would cause our nation to seek and honor Him. Ask God for wisdom on how you can reach out to a hurting world searching for answers.
For more information on the critical issues surrounding abortion and euthanasia, contact the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center, 704 Sumner Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108, (413) 732-2006 or Pioneer Valley Region Massachusetts Citizens for Life, P.O. Box 96, 109 Center Street, Ludlow, MA 01056, (413) 583-5034.