Sometimes I wonder if the battles are winnable.

Today I am encouraged that they are.

Let me explain.

In my 50+ years on this planet, I have seen a tearing down of accepted values.  Not all at once, but one bit at a time.

20 years ago I noticed the contrast in what was acceptable in Christmas programs performed in school when my kids had their Christmas music program in the public school located about an hour away, in a rural community.  Traditional Christian Christmas Caroles were included, like “Go Tell It On The Mountain” and “Silent Night”.  A couple days later I attended a Christmas Concert with a friend who’s daughter was in the Fort Wayne Community School system, the largest school system in Indiana. Not a single recognition or tip of the hat to Christ.  “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells” were sung.  

Over the past 9 years, I have witnessed further removal of acceptance of Christ in the media, in the public eye, etc…..

So my focus has been to be an example personally and speak up appropriately, more in one-on one settings, which is often the most effective to leading someone to salvation thru Jesus.

But just today, I saw a news story on a battle that is being fought daily by the Right To Life versus Pro Choice advocates.

Here’s the opening sentence: 

(Reuters) – Iowa’s Republican-controlled legislature passed the most restrictive abortion ban in the United States on Wednesday, outlawing the procedure after a fetal heartbeat is detected, often at six weeks and before a woman realizes she is pregnant.

The next step…

The bill now goes to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, an abortion opponent.

Now certainly the Pro Choice crowd will object, but that is the point:

The legislation is aimed at triggering a challenge to Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark decision which established that women have a constitutional right to an abortion, activists on both sides of the issue said.

This time, the Right To Life advocates believe they can win…

Abortion opponents aim to land abortion questions back in front of the nation’s top court, where they believe the 5-4 conservative majority could sharply curtail abortion access or ban it outright.

 

Read the story for yourself at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iowa-abortion/iowa-passes-fetal-heartbeat-abortion-ban-most-restrictive-in-u-s-idUSKBN1I3257

Like I said at the beginning, the battle (for Christian values) continues.