Silence is the ultimate death.  One of my greatest life lessons was to be reminded that the squeaky wheel gets the grease.  A marriage that has lost its life goes silent.  An automobile that has lost its life goes silent.  A church that has lost its life goes silent.  Too often silence is perceived as making peace but it’s actually just the opposite, it’s death.  Where is the peace in a broken marriage, where is the peace when we are left stranded on the side of the road and where is the peace in a church that watches its people and community crumble around it?  Maybe it’s time to make some noise?!

I know there are many things we can make noise about, but would you consider joining me in making some noise for those who can’t do it for themselves.  Our U.S. congressional representatives have a chance to hear the squeaky wheels of Idaho and Deer Flat.  The days of our groveling over the infamous Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade can be over. 

Working from what the Supreme Court ruled in Roe, pro-life lawmakers can pass a Life at Conception Act ( & and end abortion by using the Constitution instead of amending it.  A simple majority vote in both houses of Congress is all that is needed to pass a Life at Conception Act as opposed to the two-thirds required to add a Constitutional amendment. 

Our world has changed in many ways over the past 40 years, and not necessarily for the better. Human beings continue to treat one another as commodities or inconveniences rather than as precious, unique souls bearing the image of their Creator.  Deer Flat Church holds firmly to the Word of God that all human beings are created by God in His image, and that we are called to value every life.  Together let’s make some noise for life, for the lives of these innocent children who don’t have to be an inconvenience but instead they can be image bearers of their Heavenly Father! 

Let us accept the inconvenience and make some noise by calling (202) 224-3121 and graciously challenge our congressional representatives to cosponsor the Life at Conception Act (Senate bill 231/Congressional bill H.R. 681).  Just imagine the opportunity we have before us; our voices can give life to a whole new generation! 

John 10:10 reminds us that it’s actually the enemy (the devil) that comes to take life, but it’s our Savior that has come to give life.  So many amazing women in their brokenness have made choices to silence these voices only later to discover it never gave them the peace they were promised.  In addition to making some noise with our Senators and Congressmen, let’s also never forget to make some noise with our Father in heaven and cry out on behalf of those who have been deceived by the enemy.  It’s a broken world friends, we all need Jesus!  So, may our voices be loud, and our grace run deep.

Your voice matters,

Pastor Ryan Stoops