Yesterday was “Sanctity of Life” Sunday, set aside to pray for the end of the killing of America’s children through abortion. The day before, thousands of Americans marched in Washington, D.C. for the rights of these unborn children who are not able to speak for themselves. Outside of these special days, men and women work in crisis pregnancy centers to give hope and protection to women and their unborn children so that they will choose life over abortion.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, honoring the man who was assassinated because he stood up for the sanctity of African Americans against the evil of racism and segregation. He was willing to die fighting against this evil that manifested as oppression and even cold-blooded murder. Outside of this special day, men and women are still working and hoping for racial reconciliation.
These days back-to-back are powerful reminders to me of Micah 6:8. Even when these days have passed, may we act in justice, not showing partiality or acting out of our own interests. May we truly love kindness, not just as random acts, but as a way of life. May we walk humbly with our God, listening first to His words in Scripture and obeying them.
May we pray Micah 6:8 for our leaders, even as we pray it for ourselves. As we pray those words, may we go and walk in them every day, not just on the special days.