Saturday, August 31, 2013

Candles In The Darkness

Abraham Lincoln was one gutsy president.  He signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves, even while the Civil War was raging.  He knew slavery was evil and that it needed to end.  We need a president like him today to sign another Emancipation Proclamation that gives all babies in the womb the right to life, freeing them from abortion.

We all know that abortion is evil and needs to end.  With modern technology and sonograms, we can see that it isn't a blob inside a mother's womb but the beginnings of a human life.  This is a tragedy beyond imagination just as slavery was many years ago.  

Since being housebound for awhile, I have been reading books written by Lynn Austin.  I highly recommend her if you enjoy historical fiction written by a Christian author.  I am presently reading Candle In The Darkness.  It is about a young woman living in the south before and during the Civil War.

Her dad owned slaves.  She loved her slaves and knew it was terribly wrong to own another human being.  She was definitely a candle in the darkness, something we are all called to be.

Our society is dark right now but as long as God's Holy Spirit is living in those who call upon His name, there will be candles in this darkness.  We must not be afraid to call evil "evil" wherever we see it and speak up and defend the innocent.  

He has told you, O man, what is good; 
and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, 
and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8

***If any of you have authors that you love to read, I sure would love to know!