31 Jan Endure Suffering (Heb 10:32) by Scott Casmer
“Remember the days past when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a great contest of suffering. At times you were publicly exposed to abuse and affliction; at other times you associated yourselves with those so treated.” ~ Heb 10:32-33
Reflection: Doing the will of God requires us to endure suffering at times. Those of us in the Pro-Life movement are familiar with the many forms this can take. On one end of the spectrum, simple conversation about abortion with friends and co-workers can be very difficult. The topic touches the sensitive areas of faith and politics, leading to emotionally charged debate. On the other end of the spectrum, those who publicly witness the truth on abortion through marches, sidewalk counseling, and wearing LIFE Runners gear often experience the jeering of those who do not understand that the value of human life trumps all other priorities. In all cases, the discomfort we experience must be endured with firm conviction that the end goal is well worth it.
* Devotion image is Grant Fenske who was spit on (look at shirt sleeve) and yelled at while holding the “REMEMBER The Unborn” banner at the finish line of the 2018 Long Beach Marathon.
Challenge: Watch the Unplanned movie trailer and share with others. Be sure to see the movie on opening weekend (March 29th) to help it stay in the theaters longer. This movie devours the lies of abortion. See more sneak peak clips at the LIFE Runners “All In Christ for Pro-Life!” banquet with Abby Johnson on Feb 22nd in Omaha. Tickets at liferunners.org/abby.
Pray LIFE Runners Creed. Witness with all types of “REMEMBER The Unborn” Gear. Support Team once/monthly. Thank You!
Inspiration: “The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.”
All In Christ,
* Scott Casmer was part of the Bible study that led to the formation of LIFE Runners. He is the LIFE Runners finance officer. Scott lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and daughters.