Very quickly time is moving along and before we realize it, January 2020 will be upon us. Each year the month of January is recognized as Sanctity of Human Life month. The legalization of abortion continues to impact our families, churches, communities and our nation.
During times of conflict over abortion and the ruling taking place in New York, Biblical truth presented with a heart of compassion is compelling. Laws may or may not be altered regarding abortion, but God’s Word stands the test of time and provides the foundation for living out our faith. Biblical instruction is necessary to withstand the test of societal storms and compromise.
Since abortion is not just a cultural/ political issue, but a biblical one, it is within the scope of a pastor’s responsibility to provide Biblical insight and instruction, as well as offer forgiveness and healing from loss as the result of abortion. Individuals and families are looking for direction in charting the course of their lives, and this is an opportunity to impact their future.
The ministry of Mercy Community Crisis Pregnancy Center, (now doing business as Mercy Ministries), was established in 1989 to provide biblically based volunteer peer counseling and support services for individuals and families in need. Mercy has consistently served on the front lines for 30+ years, all to the glory of God. With mercy, grace, and hope, the ministry of Mercy comes along side the local church providing educational tools informing congregations of biblical truth specific to the value of human life as a gift from God, and forgiveness and healing from the aftermath of abortion.
Individuals, sensitive to the issue, are available to present not only the ministry of Mercy, but also provide Biblical insight regarding the value of life as well as forgiveness and healing for those who are living with the regret of abortion. Bulletin inserts for consideration are available at www.mercypregnancycenter.org along with the order/information form. Presentations are available for the congregation, Sunday School class time, and/or small groups. A tour of Mercy and/or a mission’s service day can be arranged as well. We pray that God will grant you wisdom as you prepare to celebrate the gift of human life, and forgiveness.
Thank you for your dedication and faithful service as you encourage believers, make disciples, and continue to reach the lost. As we serve our Lord in this vast harvest field, we do so united – joining hearts and hands investing in changing hearts and lives for time and eternity.
Because of His mercy,