Achtemeier, Elizabeth. "Prisoners of Hope," Presbyterians Pro-Life News. Fall 2002. pg 4.
Keywords: prisoner, hope, abortion, pregnancy, death, society
In one sense, all of us are prisoners. We are locked into a death-dealing age of immorality, nonbelief, violence, and killing. We cannot escape our society, nor should we want to. The biblical faith never consists in an escape out of this world to some realm of peace and beauty, where evils of the world are forgotten. Those evils are squarely faced.
Thus, we share a common prison life with every woman swollen with a problem pregnancy. No matter how she was impregnated...we are locked into the cage of our age with that woman. Her plight is ours, and we are fellow prisoners. We are, however, "prisoners of hope"--such is the term applied to the faithful in Zech 9:12. Through the gloom of darkness that marks our society’s ways, we are those who can see a light that radiates from "the God of hope" (Rom 15:13).
Zechariah 9:12, Romans 15:13