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Lord's Day Liturgy

June Life Jubilee

As God’s people we will gather in a public park in front of city hall to sing and fellowship because of abortion laws. It is quite a thing.

It is a sin not to care about the destruction of those who can’t protect themselves. We will give an account to the Lord, so says inspired wisdom.

Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Behold, we did not know this,”
does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man according to his work?
(Proverbs 24:11–12 ESV)

We can’t opt out of the responsibility. That doesn’t mean that we all have the same tasks to do, but there is blood on our collective hands as citizens of the United States and as citizens of Washington State.

It is not comfortable to see the sin, the selfishness that kills, the arrogance that argues for abortion as “privacy” or as a “right” or that calls it “health care.” But we must see it.

There are pro-life groups that argue online, the abolitionists and the incrementalists. I don’t get making enemies of those who disagree about how many steps it takes. The fight is with those who don’t care, the fight is with our own convenience, the fight is with our own fear.

Our thanks to God for the overturning of one wicked law does not mean we’re done, but “in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving [may our] requests be made known to God.”