By Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint commentaries.
In a few weeks, hundreds of thousands of people will join the March for Life in Washington, DC. What if there were three times that many praying?
January 22nd is the 43rd anniversary of the worst Supreme Court decision in our nation’s history. With Roe v. Wade, seven robed men gave America some of the most permissive abortion-on-demand laws in the world. Since that time, nearly 60 million unborn children have been killed in the womb.
This month, January, is the month so many American Christians memorialize the unborn through Sanctity of Life Sunday (this year on January 17), and the March for Life on the National Mall in Washington DC on January 22nd. And the day before the March, John Stonestreet and I will be speaking at two events: the Anglicans for Life conference and the Evangelicals for Life conference, co-hosted by Focus on the Family and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. As you may know, John and I are very passionate about this issue. My wife runs a pregnancy care center here in New York City, and John’s mother ran one in Virginia.
Now, if you can join us in Washington DC, please do! But if you can’t, you can still be a part of the most significant cause of our day: the cause for life. How? Well, The Colson Center has prepared a free downloadable booklet called: 21 Days of Prayer for Life. We want to see millions of Christians appeal together to heaven to end this grave evil.
If you haven’t worked your way through Dr. Metaxas’ sterling volume on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, please do so. It is worth the one-year of careful reading it will take you to digest but it will also correct the liberalizing that was so common about Bonhoeffer during the 1970’s and forward.
The only other book worth spending a year reading is the latest biography on Alexander Hamilton – Ron Chernow.