This past Saturday, I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer at the annual Walk for Life at the Norfolk Zoo. The Walk for Life is an annual event celebrating life and is the biggest fundraiser event of the year for the Crisis Pregnancy Centers of Tidewater.
Over a thousand people came from all over Hampton Roads to show their support for life. It was amazing! After the walk I had lunch with a local pastor whose heart mirrored mine in regard to protecting life. As I was reflecting on that day the Lord brought a story to my heart.
The prophet Elijah was zealous for God. He served Him well and had great victories. But, when it seemed he was all alone he ran and hid in a cave, fearing for his life because Queen Jezebel wanted to kill him. And in that cave, God spoke to him in a still small voice. One of the things the Lord told him was, “Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him” (1 Kings 19:11-18). Elijah thought he was alone in his fight – he was not.
The fight for life can be frustrating and lonely at times. It’s easy to believe that we are the only one that cares. If I can encourage you in any way, please know this – you are not alone. There are many who volunteer, pray, give, and vote for life. Speaking of voting, an abortion clinic in Norfolk that performed over 1,600 abortions every year shut down as a direct result of a law that was passed by the Virginia Assembly. You can check out the story here http://hamptonroads.com/2013/04/norfolk-abortion-clinic-plans-close-doors
Every prayer said, dollar spent, hour volunteered, and vote cast matters. I urge you, to step out of the cave and find other believers. Get involved, start praying, giving, and volunteering because there are children that need us.