Elijah the Prophet was appointed by God to the nation of Israel during the reign of King Ahab and his wife Jezebel. In 1 Kings 19:9 is where Elijah finds himself hidden in a cave, where the Lord appears to him. In his fear, he responds, ” I have been very zealous for the Lord God Almighty… I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too.”
In the battle to end abortion, feels like it’s only a few of us who are making a stand. From what we see and hear, it can at times seem hopeless in our fight against those who support it. We may also think more of our youth and college students support pro-choice ideologies.
And when we find ourselves alone in the presence of God we wait on His voice. Expecting him to show up in such a powerful way and in a sign so evident for all to see, but “The Lord [is] not in the wind…[He is] not in the earthquake, [and He is not] in the fire, [but] in a gentle whisper.” (1 Kings 19:11-12)
God in His gentleness, encouraged Elijah that he isn’t the only one and “reserves seven thousand in Israel- all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him.” (1 Kings 19:18)
I want to encourage you as well that we have more young people who are fighting for the unborn than what the media portrays. There are more rising up against the abortion agenda. In the Human Life Review article it says, “pro-choice fervor among young people has virtually fizzled out…The pro-life generation gains momentum on middle school, junior high, high school, and college campuses across the country, while simultaneously the echoes of pro-choice youth’s last hurrah are so far in the past as to be barely audible anymore.
Perhaps surprisingly to some, millennials are demonstrably more pro-life than preceding generations.
Students for Life of America currently works with 838 active student pro-life groups across the country. At the time of publication, the nation’s two most notable pro-choice activist groups combined report fewer than half the number of active groups as Students for Life.
Put simply, the pro-choice movement has already experienced all that it will achieve, and will spend its dying breaths trying to preserve arguments and laws that were made and passed in the now-distant past. And as the pro-choice movement fizzles out, the pro-life movement gains steam at a pace that grows every year.
The Students for Life national convention preceding the annual March for Life has grown to such a degree that thousands of young people participate every year. The interest is so strong, however, that long before the conference we have to begin turning away dedicated pro-life students because we simply do not have the means to accommodate all of them. The pro-life movement is where young people want to be.”
Intention: We pray for humility in our work for God’s Kingdom.