For You From The Word
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
(1 Corinthians 13:13, NIV)
For You To Think About
Love cultivates life. Hate does not.
Such was the real-life experience of Norma McCorvey, known to the public as “Jane Roe” and pro-choice poster child of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
For two decades Norma worked in abortion clinics as the champion of the pro-choice movement, absorbed in a world of abuse, rape, homosexuality, substance abuse, broken promises and abandonment.
But when a pregnancy care center moved in next door to the abortion clinic where Norma worked, she was befriended by seven-year-old Emily, the daughter of one the rescue workers. Emily smiled, hugged, and talked with Norma. She drew pictures for Norma and ate meals with her. Norma became attached to Emily and her family.
It was Emily who persisted in inviting Norma to church. When Norma finally relented, Emily was at the worship service where Norma accepted Christ. “I didn’t know it at the time,” said Norma, “but Emily was on her way into hugging me into the kingdom.” God used Emily demonstrate His love and acceptance to Norma.
Today, Norma works relentlessly to overturn the legislation that bears her adopted name.
The most powerful weapon at our disposal in the conflict between the culture of life and the culture of death is not a weapon at all. It is love.
For You To Pray
You use love show Yourself to people and to reveal Your truth. Use me as an instrument of that love.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.