Christ is the purpose for establishing this memorial. As the Scriptures teach, the Lord made each and every one of us. He loves us. Because of this love, Christ died for us. And, best of all, He is alive today! The Savior offers love, forgiveness, and hope. Though we are saved by grace, our works do matter. May we be “. . . a peculiar people, zealous of good works” (Titus 2:14, KJV)!
Those of us who know Christ are doubly accountable; for we not only know right from wrong, but we have a responsibility to defend that which is just and good. What are we doing to defend life? What are we doing to reach out to those who are hurting? What are our fruits? It is time for us–it is time for YOU– to fully embrace the call to be “. . . an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, KJV).
While remembering the millions of babies who have been aborted since 1973, let us also remember our civic duty. As Americans, we are free to vote according to the dictates of our consciences. This privilege is a great responsibility and should not be taken lightly. Therefore, in addition to raising awareness of the pro-life movement and the need for Christians to speak out and spread the gospel story, I hope the memorial will encourage Missouri’s citizens to vote pro–life.
In short, the purpose of this collection is to: