In mid-January, busloads of people streamed into Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life. One week later, thousands gathered at Austin’s Rally for Life. Gus Reyes, director of Texas Baptists Christian Life Commission (CLC), was there for both events.
Large numbers of students and young adults attended the events, and thousands of students lifted up the importance and value of life. Reyes commented that more and more pro-lifers understand that it is not just about abortion; it is important to promote the value of human life from conception to natural death.
While speaking at the Austin event, Reyes noted that Texas Baptists believe every person is created in the image of God and, therefore, deserves our respect and honor from conception.
Reyes read from Psalms 139:13-16 and called for all Texans to work together to respect human life, promote the welfare of women and their children and influence politics to ensure that these children and women are protected. Pro-life is not just a political stance; it is an approach to life itself that is rooted in God’s revelation, the Bible.
Our support of the Cooperative Program helps the CLC in its efforts to guide Texas Baptists in applying their faith to ethics, public policy and community ministry. Let’s pray for the continued work of the CLC as they advocate for important issues, like the sanctity of life.