If you internet search "march for life [the capital of your state]," you will find out details about the March for Life in your state. If you live close to the DC area, there will be details about buses going to DC for the march there.
First, about the duty of Christians to stand for God and His word PUBLICLY beyond what I've shared in this post regarding Christian opposition to abortion.
The Lord Jesus Christ said, as recorded in Luke 8:15b-17:
"They, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad."And in John 3:21, He said:
"But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."There is little fruit brought forth from being pro-life in your heart, but not pro-life in such a way as anyone could ever know it. The heathen suppress the truth in unrighteousness; therefore, the truth must be brought to their attention.
And that brings us to signage at pro-life marches. I plan to do up some signs that are simply made with a yardstick (cheap, strong, lightweight), and two posterboards with large stenciled lettering on them (both sides of the sign), which is stapled, taped, and hot-glued to each other/the yardstick. I'm going to try dark lettering outlined in glitter. If you have five or more people coming to the march, you might consider a canvas or vinyl (not paper) banner with a stenciled, inked message. Making these signs would be a fun family or church activity.
You want something lightweight, but which can hold up to January weather. You might decide to spray your signs with a polyurethane coating or have them laminated before assembling. (Keep in mind that hot-glue doesn't stick to lamination very well, so you will need to use staples and tape instead.) Bring clear duct tape to make quick sign repairs.
In addition, you might want an effective picture or decoration to draw the eye to your sign. My personal view is that graphic pictures of, for example, cut-up and bloody aborted babies, is not wise for these events because children will likely see them, and those pictures can deeply and adversely affect them, much more than adults may realize. So, in my opinion, it's better to have pictures of beautiful little newborns, or mommies and daddies holding their little precious ones, or a picture of a red rose, etc. Certainly more gory, graphic pictures are truthful and very appropriate in their time and place; I would just urge discretion in their use for broadcast-type messages (Ecc. 8:5).
You can also buy signs, bumper stickers, etc. ProLifeSigns.com and ProLifeBumper.com are two good sources. You might also try UnbornWordoftheDay.com or ProLife.com. I found many of the non-Scripture (but consistent with Scripture) sign messages I list below from these sites.
In my opinion, the best pro-life signs contain short Scripture messages. This makes it clear that you are Christians standing for God's word publicly. Also, Scripture is wonderful because you want the ungodly to look askance at "those people" (abortion protesting pro-lifers) and have the Word of God be seared into their brains.
Only Scripture, if the Holy Spirit blesses, can do that the most effectively. "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." (Heb. 4:12)
Nevertheless, I include non-Scripure messages as well in the ideas below. Before I list some messages for you to consider for your signs, I also wanted to note how we bring a message that the ungodly can see with more than just our word-signs (1 Sam. 16:7).
The ungodly can also see our physical appearance and our behavior. When we go to these marches, we must be warmly dressed in clean clothing in good repair and in eye-pleasing color combinations. We, including our children, must be well-scrubbed, clean cut, hair combed, with cheerful smiles on our faces. Our children must be well-trained and well-behaved. (If your children are not trained yet, you may want to leave them with trusted babysitters. It is difficult to hold a pro-baby sign while exhaustedly chasing and restraining Little Tantrum-Throwing Terrors.) No littering. No belligerence. No scowling or frowning with straggly hair, shivering in dumpy unisex t-shirts and torn jeans. Although we are exercising our civil liberties and protesting, we are not hippies. We are Christians, and we must show the dignity of life in our persons. We must show forth the truth of God that children are blessings from Him. It probably goes without saying, but I'm just saying anyway...
On to possible messages for our signs. They should be short, so that people can read them at a glance, and so that the lettering can be made large enough to see from a distance on a small, lightweight sign. Six or less words is a good rule of thumb, though I personally have great difficulty with this (as you can see from my long-winded posts!). Nevertheless, I have to face the fact that people can't read long Bible passages or dissertations on our march signs :-) You would probably be able to cut down some of the Scriptures below even more to fit better on a sign.
THOU SHALT NOT KILL (Ex. 20:13; Deut. 5:17; Matt. 19:18; Mark 10:19; Lk. 18:20; Rom. 13:9)
CHOOSE LIFE (Deut. 30:19)
BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY (Gen. 1:22, 28; Gen. 8:17, Gen. 9:1, 7; Gen. 35:11)
EVEN THEIR CHILDREN THEY HAVE SACRIFICED TO THEIR GODS (Deut. 12:31)
DID NOT ONE FASHION US IN THE WOMB? (Job. 31:15)
BE INSTRUCTED YE JUDGES. SERVE THE LORD WITH FEAR. (Ps. 2:10-11)
THEY MURDER THE FATHERLESS (Ps. 94:6)
THE THRONE OF INIQUITY FRAMES MISCHIEF BY A LAW AND CONDEMNS THE INNOCENT BLOOD (Ps. 94:20-21)
LOVE THY [UNBORN] NEIGHBOR (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 19:19; Matt. 22:39; Mark. 12:31, 33; Lk. 10:27; Rom. 13:9. 10; Gal. 5:14; Jam. 2:8)
THEY SACRIFICED THEIR CHILDREN, SHED INNOCENT BLOOD, AND THE LAND WAS POLLUTED WITH BLOOD. (Ps. 106:37-38)
CHILDREN ARE AN HERITAGE OF THE LORD (Ps. 127:3)
THE FRUIT OF THE WOMB IS HIS REWARD (Ps. 127:3)
IN MY MOTHER'S WOMB I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE (Ps. 139:13-14)
BEFORE I FORMED YOU IN THE WOMB I KNEW YOU (Jer. 1:5)
IN THY SKIRTS IS FOUND THE BLOOD OF THE POOR INNOCENTS (Jer. 2:34)
DO NOT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD (Jer. 22:3)
THE BABE LEPT IN MY WOMB FOR JOY (Lk. 1:44)
THE UNBORN HAVE NO "CHOICE"
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL
LIFE IS PRECIOUS (see also: 2 Kings 1:14; Is. 43:4; Matt. 10:29-31; Lk. 12:6-7)
WE VOTE PRO-LIFE
U CAN'T B BOTH CHRISTIAN AND PRO-CHOICE
IT'S EASY TO BE PRO-"CHOICE" WHEN YOU'RE NOT THE ONE BEING KILLED
I HAVE NOTICED EVERYONE WHO IS FOR ABORTION HAS BEEN BORN -Ronald Reagan
IF IT'S NOT A BABY, YOU'RE NOT PREGNANT
YOUR MONEY = FREE ABORTIONS?
BOYCOTT DOCTORS WHO KILL
A PERSON'S A PERSON NO MATTER HOW SMALL -Dr. Suess
ABORTION STOPS A BEATING HEART
ADOPTION: THE LOVE OPTION
ADOPTION: THE CHOICE WE CAN LIVE WITH
SMILE! YOUR PARENTS CHOSE LIFE
CHRISTIAN VOTERS VOTE PRO-LIFE
GOD IS PRO-LIFE (see also: Gen. 2:7; Deut. 30:20 ("He is thy life..."); Ps. 133:3; Prov. 14:27; Prov. 22:4; Jn. 6:68; Rom. 6:23; 2 Cor. 4:10; James 1:12)
PRAY TO END ABORTION (see also: Ps. 42:8; Lam. 2:19 ("Lift up thy hands to Him for the life of thy young children")
THANK YOU, MOM AND DAD! (see also: Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:2)
Happy pro-life marching! Don't forget to pray before, after, and continuously during (Lk 6:12; Acts 6:4; Rom. 12:12; Col 4:2)...
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