I’m sure, by now, all of you have heard about the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage. On Friday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage with a 5-4 vote, a devastating blow to people of faith.
I have intentionally sat out of this conversation until today because I felt the last few days all of our media outlets have been flooded with polarizing emotions and thoughts. I wanted to take time to form my own opinion on where to go from here – it feels like we, as Christians, just lost a huge battle.
As I sat on my couch last Friday and watched the news unfold, fear and dread overcame me. But why fear? Scripture says,
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.Isaiah 41:10
The ruling shouldn’t surprise me. God warns us that right will become wrong and wrong will become right.
But as a mother, I feared. Because, as a mom, my greatest obligation is to teach my sweet innocent daughter what Truth is.
My job is to teach her the greatest Love Story of all time. My prayer for her is that God will capture her heart at a young age, and she will grow up to proclaim the Gospel boldly to a World that will tell her she is wrong. And I pray she will be unashamed of her faith.
But how can we continue to follow our calling from the Lord when the law of the land instructs us differently?
How can I teach my daughter right and wrong when we live in a forever-compromising world which will mock her and tell her she is the wrong? How can I teach her to stand boldly? How can I teach her when the government is legalizing sin?
As Christians, we strongly disagree with the outcome of the Supreme Court ruling and how this will change the future of America but we have not lost the battle in our own homes, friends.
We need to fight the evil of this world by opening up our Bibles in our homes and around our tables.
Pslam 137 says, “our sons will be olive shoots around our table.” The table in the household is where I believe a family is made. Use the time around your table to teach and instruct your family. We can not depend on our kids learning at school and church, because those institutions are failing us.
We must fight this battle with Scripture in our home! Let’s teach our children what the Word of the Lord instructs. When our children come to us with tough questions about this historic day, let’s be ready to answer with Scripture written on our hearts. God can save us from our mistakes and sin – we need to rely on Him.
Let’s hold firm like Joshua when he said, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15