Wednesday, January 27, 2010

You Gotta' Be There: The Nebraska Walk for Life!

Here's the deal:

The 35th Annual Nebraska Walk for Life sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life is coming up this Saturday. The event serves several important purposes, not the least of which is to commemorate the millions and millions of unjust deaths of preborn boys and girls killed by abortion since January 22nd, 1973.

Those children deserve our remembering and our mourning.

And they also deserve our ongoing dedication to promote the sanctity of human life in our culture. In this purpose also, the Walk for Life is a compelling success for participants are inspired, encouraged, informed and equipped to better meet the various challenges facing pro-life Christians.

The Walk begins on the west side of the State Capitol in Lincoln at 10:30 a.m. There those gathered together listen to brief remarks from NRL leaders and pro-life statesmen. They are usually given a bit of a "teaser" too from the Walk's special guest. That person also has a major address which is given later at the UNL Student Union when the Walk itself has concluded.

Also, while still at the Capitol, we pray together, are led in a pledge of allegiance and the singing of the national anthem, and then contemplate the impact of legalized abortion in our country as helium balloons representing the unnecessary dead are released. It's always a very moving moment.

Then the Walk through the streets of Lincoln, cordoned off temporarily by local police. The Walk is completely peaceful, legal and upbeat. It takes about 20 minutes to complete the course from the Capitol to the Student Union. There, inside the warm, historic building, there are information booths (including one sponsored by Vital Signs Ministries), bake sale items and the formal presentation of the year's speaker.

Please come join us for this year's Walk for Life. It is an extremely important event, one which will provide inspiration for many. You will, for instance, be part of a public witness to lawmakers and to the general public across the state. But your presence will also be a foundation for your own conversations with friends, family and co-workers throughout the year. So dress warmly and bring the family.

By the way, this year's speaker is Jane Hampton Cook from Fox News. She will be talking about the aims for our nation desired by our Founding Fathers and how those aims relate to pro-life advocates of the modern era. The event concludes by1:00 p.m.

Again, please make plans to attend. And be sure and come up and say hello. You'll see us at the VSM booth at the Student Union and, quite likely, before that up at the Capitol building. That's because our pink, green and yellow banners kinda' catch the eye! See you Saturday.