If Not Now, Then When?
Last month I was elected President of Berrien County Right to Life. Not only am I doing this volunteer work, but I also work part-time for a financial planner. Recently at one of his events, I met a lawyer and his wife who is a pediatrician. When I asked the lawyer what kind of law he practiced, this led to a conversation about my newly elected position. This was his response regarding my volunteering in the pro-life movement… now is not a good time to be doing that.
As you may have heard, the Biden administration is suing Texas Right to Life over the state’s newly enacted heartbeat law. The lawyer was right, now is not a good time to be doing this. But I can’t help but wonder… if not now, then when?
It’s curious to me when I tell people about my new position. They make comments about my being passionate for pro-life. Shouldn’t life be everyone’s passion? And shouldn’t we be passionate not only about the beginning of life, but also the end of life? And what about the in-between, for those who lives are marginalized?
I can confidently say that I didn’t choose this position, but that the Lord called me to it. It reminds me of Queen Esther. She didn’t choose to be taken from her home into the king’s harem, nor did she choose to become queen, but God called her to it for “such a time as this…” (Uncle Mordecai’s famous words to her found in Esther 4:14). Why did he say this her? Because her people were going to be annihilated.
Our people are being annihilated. How long do we continue in silence? If the time is not now, then when are we going to speak up? For such a time as this, now is the time to vote pro-life. Now is the time to contact senators and representatives speaking up for the voiceless. Now is the time to have conversations with family and friends. Now is the time to donate to pro-life movements and agencies. And now is the time to volunteer to help those in need… because if the time is not now, then when?
Ps. 41:1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble. NIV
Jenny Cummings -