Humans are really good at producing death.
When we try to fix the world’s problems, the solutions we engineer typically result in death. Our solution to suffering is euthanasia. Our solution to international conflict is war. Our solution to depression is drugs and/or suicide. Our solution to unwanted children is abortion.
But when God looks at the world’s problems, his solution is Jesus.
Intercession for Life
On Thursday night (October 10) , we had our Praise for Life fundraiser for Options Pregnancy Centre. Mary Robb, Chair of Option’s Board of Directors, spoke about the vision for Options and the current needs of the centre. But she also shared about Intercession for Life, a set that takes place every Thursday at QHOP from 1:30-3:00 PM.
Mary said that when she started Intercession for Life, she was so focused on all the ways that our world, and Canada in particular, was devaluing life. But as time passed, she felt the Lord say to her, Take your eyes off those problems. Focus on me. She realized that she could not solve these issues by focusing on the problems. She had to focus on the solution: Jesus.
Jesus is Life
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). John described Jesus by writing, “In him was life, and that life was the light of men” (John 1:4). John wrote his gospel “so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31).
No matter how hard we try, we cannot create life. All of our best solutions to the world’s problems can only create more death. But Jesus is life and as we fix our eyes on Jesus, he breathes life into all we do.
According to 2 Timothy 1:10, Jesus “abolished death and has brought life and immortality to life through the gospel.” Jesus has overcome death, our greatest enemy, by facing death and breaking out of the grave to live forever.
Thursday night was a powerful reminder of our role as ambassadors of Christ to spread his life wherever we go. We can’t solve the world’s problems in our own power, but we can shine the light of life on these issues and allow Jesus’ power to have the victory.