Love is a compelling force. It should be the main motivator for all we do and say in this life. I was recently meditating on 1 Corinthians Chapter 13. These verses declares the attributes of love. It speaks of love as patient, kind, without envy, pride or boasting. Love doesn’t rejoice in evil, but always protects, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
One morning I was driving to a siege when I began to wonder, "Why am I doing this"? I took a moment and considered what I do. I pray for the unborn, speak to others about abortion, write, preach, and share the truth about God’s view of life whenever I can. I’ve done this for five years and it’s become normal to me, a consistent, familiar part of my life. People know that I have a heart for the unborn, and standing for the ending of abortion is something that is expected of me. Yet that morning I questioned, " What is driving me to continue in this work"? Is it something I do out of routine, religious obligation, or fear that God and others might be disappointed with me if I stopped?
Through the midst of the pondering and soul searching, a truth surfaced in my heart. I do it for love. Oh, don’t get me wrong. My motives are mixed, all of ours are. Yet deep down, I know I stand for LIFE because I love people.