A Word From The Pastor
Dear Sherwood Family,
“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
Like millions of pro-life advocates, I rejoice in the recent Supreme Court ruling which found that there is no constitutional right to abortion. This is something for which we have prayed and worked for many, many years. This ends nearly a half century of evil court opinions which will ultimately be placed among some of the abhorrent judicial decisions in our nation’s history.
The Friday night after the decision, I heard another pastor say, “Now the real work begins.” That left an impression on me. The fact is that the Dobbs decision will have far-reaching impacts on hundreds of thousands of vulnerable women and their unborn children, particularly in states like Alabama which have laws that greatly limit abortion access. It got me to thinking: Is the church ready for the challenges and the ministry opportunities which are coming our way?
In the coming weeks, let’s begin praying about ways that both Sherwood and our own families can partner with Christian ministries in this important moment. We are already involved with a couple of organizations which reach out to pregnant women and hurting children, but there is much more that we can do. I would love to hear your thoughts on ways that our church can bless those who are in need.
Sherwood, let’s pray with urgency, live in faithfulness to God, and never stop building the Kingdom.