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Life Thoughts (Lutherans for Life)

January 17 – Epiphany II – “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46). Can anything good come from surprise pregnancy? Can anything good come from chronic illness? Jesus is both promise and proof of the wonders that come from just such contexts. Miracles come from Nazareth. Forgiveness comes from Calvary. Almighty God put them there. And He also created, redeemed, and called both worth and purpose into every human body (1 Corinthians 6:19), no matter what size, skills, or circumstances.


“I’m looking for some clarification on the COVID-19 vaccine from a pro-life perspective. Do any of the current COVID-19 vaccines use aborted fetal tissue or deal with aborted children in any way?”

Here’s a response from from Dr. David Prentice
Vice President and Director of Research at Charlotte Lozier Institute



“SID”?

“SID” stands for “Southern Illinois District.” Within The LCMS the state of Illinois is split into three districts: Northern, Central, and Southern. This group works in the Southern chunk of Illinois.


“Advocates for Life”?

The SID “Advocates for Life” (or A4L) are Lutheran Christians who work together with various groups operating in the SID to speak up for all life from womb to tomb. While awareness of legal statutes and such is a part of this group’s work, the bigger goal is to bring the message of Jesus Christ to all people in all circumstances of life.

Jesus is the only one who brings true peace, forgiveness, and eternal life.

Learn more about us here


Why does a group like this need to exist?

Because people need to hear about the hope and peace we have in Jesus.

Take a look at our monthly Newsletter to see what all’s going on and how we can bring Jesus to Illinois.


Here is a hymn written by a local pastor that may also be a blessing to your day as you think about God’s gift of life.