Each child is the direct result of the parent’s own life and love. As the immediate fruit of the parent it is no surprise that children resemble them. A child’s life depends on the ongoing sacrifice of the parents. Without sacrificial giving of self by the parents for the child, physical survival would be difficult and moral survival almost impossible.
So too, God the Father has children, made in His image. And, like all well-loved children, they desire to imitate their dad. Like a Father, God issues commands regarding how His children ought to represent Him because they are His “fruit” (Ephesians 5:8-9). The most important command He has given is for His much loved children to reflect His good, righteous, and true nature, and to “WALK in Love” (Ephesians 5:2). Through Christ’s example he modeled for us on the ross: we demonstrate complete sacrifice of one’s self for another. If not for Christ’s complete submission to the Father and sacrifice for us at the cross, we would be dead in our sins (Ephesians 2:1). So for the fatherless orphan and husbandless widow who have not known our great Comfort, we walk as children of the Light and give our very selves. A woman facing the impossible task of raising a child alone is America’s widow. A precious baby without voice for legal standing is America’s orphan. “For this reason [He] says ‘Awake, sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you’” (Ephesians 5:14). Let God’s children rise, take up our cross daily, and follow Him.
Caring to Love’s 2017 goal with our Life Walk is to reach women scared and at-risk for abortion with the unconditional love of Christ. To accomplish this, Caring to Love needs to raise $100,000 at the Life Walk. If you would consider underwriting our Life Walk with a $150.00 donation, Caring to Love would be on the way to meeting this goal.
If you would be so kind as to announce this life changing event with your congregation or group and invite them to join us as a walker on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the YMCA Paula G. Manship Lamar Tennis Center. Your group can walk with us or designate a date and location of your choosing. Still raising pledges for the women Caring to Love serves and the babies we help them have. Together, we can “Walk in Love” as Christ commands us. Let’s Walk for Life!
Erasing her need for abortion,