Up until now, I don't know that we, as Americans, had any clue as to what it meant to be persecuted for our faith. Today when I read that the owners of Hobby Lobby are standing their ground on not providing the "abortion pill" to their employees, despite the fact that they are now accused of civil disobedience and face outrageously insane fines, I was so proud of the stand they are taking. I'm sure they are only the first among many that will have to make the same decision. I'm also sure that their road ahead is going to be long and very, very difficult. I've always known that we, as Christians, are called to follow the law completely UNLESS that very law violates God's law. They are now my new heroes of the faith because they have stated just that--that as much as they want to be law-abiding citizens, this is an area where they just cannot do so without violating God. I pray that God will bless them somehow for their faithfulness and obedience, despite what it is going to cost them. I'm thankful that I can point my son's attention to them as heroes who will put God's laws first, no matter what the consequence.
My prayer is that Hobby Lobby will gain so much support that their sales will skyrocket. I shared this with David today, and he immediately fetched his wallet with his Christmas money inside it, saying, "I'm going to Hobby Lobby". He determined to spend every bit of it THERE, wanting Hobby Lobby to have 100% of his support. I was so proud of him and his choice. It wasn't even the item that he purchased that made him happy. It was the fact that he was supporting this company for standing firm in their faith.
- I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother. Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing. Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.