The March for Life was blasted with a blizzard, and yet, still D.C. was flooded with thousands upon thousands of people who came, courageous in the storm, willing to do anything to peacefully proclaim the message that every life is valuable, and that we not only march for the babies, but we march for the women. We march for every life.
I will look back on January 22, 2016 as a moment in time when God truly gave back my music ministry and platform to sing for His glory. He didn't need to give my voice back. He didn't need to give my hearing back. But He did, and I am compelled to use it to worship Him and lift the hearts of listeners toward truth and lasting life.
"For Christ's love compels us,
because we are convinced
that one died for all,
and therefore all died.
And He died for all,
that those who live
should no longer live for themselves
but for Him who died for them
and was raised again."
2 Corinthians 15:14-15
Isaiah 62 is a chapter in the old Testament where Isaiah prays over Jerusalem- God's Holy City. This passage is specifically about Jerusalem, and I don't want to misplace that context, but I think at times we can use prayers and writings of Scripture and apply them to our current day, current time, and current place. If all God's people around the world prayed this prayer over the nations and capitals, I just wonder how God might answer those prayers...What if we chose not to remain silent, but prayed without ceasing over our nation here, the United States, and we earnestly expected that God would bring righteousness and salvation and lasting-life to Washington D.C. and every corner of our country? Take a moment to read this passage, and if your heart is compelled, say a prayer over your city, over our nation, and over the world today. It is only God who can truly awaken the darkness with His blazing light. We, His people, must not keep silent or give up hope!
"Because I love Zion,
I will not keep still.
Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem,
I cannot remain silent.
I will not stop praying for her
until her righteousness shines like the dawn,
and her salvation blazes like a burning torch.
The nations will see your righteousness.
World leaders will be blinded by your glory.
And you will be given a new name
by the Lord's own mouth."