"Lets read in Proverbs this time." I suggested to my friend.
"Sure! I love Proverbs. I'd say it's my favourite book!" She replied happily.
"Okay. I chose last time. You choose this time." I said cheekily.
"Hey! You know I don't like choosing!" She retorted.
"Why don't you just pick random? Lets see..... there is 31 chapters...." I paused.
"Chapter 31 is a cool chapter." She said.
"Well, then. How about we read Proverbs 31?" I asked.
"Sounds great." She replied. And we started.
We were in the middle of our once-a-week tradition. Devotions over the phone. Reading passages of the Bible, and then discussing it. We had just read verse 8, when I stopped.
"Wow. That is so clear!" I gasped. Surprised.
"Hmm.... it is." She commented.
"It says to Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. You know what comes to my mind?" I asked her.
"No. What?" She questioned.
"Babies. They can't speak for themselves. And abortion appoints them for destruction. Here is an order to be a mouth for them. We need to speak up. Plead their cause. I'd always known it was wrong, and that we need to do something, but this is a command from God. We need, not want, need to speak up against abortion." I looked at the Bible, shaking my head softly. I'd never seen it before. Never known of this divine command.
Later in the day, I remembered something I'd started. Something that would enable me to be a mouth. A mouth for the speechless...... It was time to finish it.
Are you willing to speak for the speechless?