Sunday morning 8:30 am. On the way to church.
We pass by Planned Parenthood on Beach Blvd. every Sunday…
It is a dark, unmarked building with large, dusty and tinted windows. I cannot but feel repulsed when I see their logo in the front parking lot.
But there was something different there this Sunday.
There were about 50 people gathered in front of the clinic with large signs reading “Choose Life.”
It reminded me of a song by a 90’s Christian band that said “choose life, that you may live…”
The most striking thing was these folks were all wearing white t-shirts. It was uplifting and amazing to see that sight! They were shining so bright in the morning sun!
What a contrast between that dark, dusty building and these people of light!
The spiritual reality was even more polarized. A group of righteous believers next to a place of darkness and death. It is hard to contemplate a more stark contrast between two entities.
Apostle John illustrates so beautifully the contrast between light and darkness, life and death:
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5
And also Jesus said:
“…if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.” Luke 11:36
These protesters were shining the light of Jesus in a dark place, and they inspired me.