“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”Galatians 6:9
Paul, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is challenging the Christians at Galatia (and actually all Christians) about how to relate to their fellow Christians. He has emphasized that we are responsible not only for our own spiritual welfare, but also for our brothers and sisters in Christ. This can sometimes be very mentally and spiritually stressful. We may at times feel we aren’t accomplishing anything and just want to give up.
I have gone deer hunting since I was 12 years old. I didn’t shoot my first deer until my 22nd year of hunting. Much of my problem was that I would not stay in my stand long enough. I would get restless and climb down from my stand before the deer came by. As I got older I determined to stay put longer and then I began to have success.
A dear friend of mine who has since gone to glory, Pastor Gerben Veldt, once told me that when he went into the ministry he was asked what made him think he was qualified to serve the Lord and he replied “ I’m too dumb to know when to quit.” Warren Wiersbe, in his commentary on I Timothy made the comment “It’s always to soon to quit.”
It was 49 years ago that the Supreme Court handed done the decision in Roe V Wade to legalize the murdering of babies in the womb. As a result more that 63,000,000 innocent lives have been snuffed out with out a chance at life. It looks like the way things are going that we may have a chance at overturning that decision. There have been some faithful people who have not fainted, but have kept on keeping on, and are perhaps going to reap the blessing of seeing that decision reversed. Lets not faint in pressing on to see this accomplished.
I now have my schedule pretty well filled until the end of August and am excited about the emphasis on the importance of dads in the family. January has been a great month for us. I was able to speak in 6 churches. It is a real blessing to us to share this ministry and fellowship with so many great people.
Our essay contest for this past year has ended and, beginning with this month, our new contest begins. This next year’s theme will be on the Responsibility of Fatherhood. We had less that 20 essays this last year, and we would like to see that number increased.
We look forward to seeing many of you at one of the two rallies we have scheduled for this year. The first will be at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown on April 23rd and the 2nd will be at Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonee on April 30th. Dr. Les Ollila will be the main speaker at both and both will start at 1:00 PM. There will be a program for the children at each and an offering will be taken for the ministry of Baptists for Life of Wisconsin. Hope to see you there.
Thank you for all your prayers and support for this important ministry.
Andrew K. Buhrow
Baptists for Life of Wisconsin