Monday, January 18, 2010

The Promise of Overcoming Power

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, a dream that good would overcome evil, that love would overcome hate. This was not a pipe dream, but rather a dream based on the Word of God. Romans 12:21 tells believers not to be overcome by evil but to overcome evil with good.

When Dr. King's house was bombed and his followers were dismayed, this godly civil rights activist urged them not to panic, not to fight back, but rather to turn the other cheek and love their enemies.

Dr. King would have been a champion of civil rights for the unborn. It is in his memory that I re-post this entry from Saturday's Pro-Life Tribe blog <>


This is the week for all pro-life ministries to come together and commemorate the millions of babies whose lives have been lost to abortion. Fifty-one million little ones received no funeral or burial; yet they deserve to be remembered and mourned. Their blood cries out to us as a call to be strong and vigilant, to overcome evil . . . with good.

How do we do that? Keep doing what we're already doing--working within the law to peacefully change the minds and hearts of the public.

Whether you're working for change
  • in a pregnancy center, 
  • in the political realm,
  • on college campuses,
  • in the public square,
  • at abortion clinics, and even
  • in your churches
remember that life is sacred. And the sanctity of human life extends to all, even those who don't yet recognize they're made in the image of God.

Polls show that public sentiment toward abortion is turning. The day is coming when all will be free.

To modify slightly the text of Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech:

"All of God's children, 
black men and white men, 
Jews and Gentiles, 
Protestants and Catholics, 
born and unborn [italics mine]
will be able to join hands 
and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 
"Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

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