Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
40 Days For Life: We start tomorrow
Dear Deacon John,
The next 40 Days for Life campaign starts tomorrow in 306 locations ... with more than 20 brand-new cities onboard for the first time:
http://40daysforlife.com/location Six years ago, when 40 Days for Life was first launched as a coordinated effort, our national director David Bereitand I were hoping 20 cities would take part. But God moved people in 89 cities to join that campaign. Over the past six years YOUR faith in God has spread this humble effortto an overall total of 501 cities ... ... from 1,000 volunteers in Texas to 575,000 worldwide ... ... from a few churches to 16,000 ... ... and from one country to 19 around the globe. You'll be getting messages from me each of the 40 days ... September 25 - November 3 ... with a quick campaign update and a daily devotional.
A prayerful foundation is the key for bringing a "what would Jesus do" attitude to the vigil. This is the attitude that has helped mothers choose life for their babies -- and helped clinic employees change their hearts and leave the abortion business. This is my personal invitation for you to get involved. Here's the link to all 306 locations -- please find the one nearest you and learn how you can help:
For God's blessing upon all participating in thecoming 40 Days for Life campaign.
"If My people who are called by My name will humblethemselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn fromtheir wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, andforgive their sin and heal their land." -- 2 Chronicles 7:14
Not unlike God's chosen people of Israel, we musthumble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn fromour wicked ways, if we expect God to hear fromheaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. The needfor repentance has not been greater since the SupremeCourt decision of Roe vs. Wade in 1973. The number one cause of death in America is the needless sacrifice of our children at the altar ofconvenience called abortion. Conservative estimatesput the number of deaths at nearly 52 million. And lest we think this is an issue outside the church walls, 43 percent of women obtaining abortionsidentify themselves as Protestant, and 27 percentidentify themselves as Catholic. One in four women has at least one abortion by the age of 45 -- bothnon-Christian and Christian alike. Where was thevoice of Truth -- the church? Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries, Inc. sums upthe issue best as she writes, "We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to the millions oflives lost and to the multiplied millions of livesdevastated by abortion. We didn't want them to abort. We didn't mean for them to abort. But, because of ourlack of knowledge, because of our fear, we havecontinued to stand by and do nothing. We, God's hands and feet in this dark and hurting world, have beenunintentional, unknowledgeable accomplice, but anaccomplice nonetheless." May today mark the beginning of change within the church, as God's people, in unity, seek Hisforgiveness. Prayer Heavenly Father, we have turned our backs on you and your principles in your Word. We have allowed man to usurp Your role as God over life and the number of our days. But we come to you in brokenness andrepentance over our sin. We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove thescourge of abortion from our land. Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your Truth to our nation once again. Because ofChrist we pray, Amen.
Printable devotional To download today's devotional as a formatted,printable PDF to share with friends: http://40daysforlife.com/docs/fall2013day00print.pdf ----------------------------------------------------- Deacon John, let's pray and fast -- and await God's blessings together -- starting tomorrow!