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, February 9, 2016
From 40 Days For Life: Ask yourself this question
Dear Deacon John,
Our culture needs YOU – now more than ever! As 40 Days for Life kicks off tomorrow in 273 cities, ask yourself, “What difference can one person make?”
Many of us want to build a culture of life. But we often get discouraged and lose sight of what God can do through us. But it is possible for you to make a difference ... and save a life in your community!
Steve Karlen, 40
Days for Life’s North American campaign director, talked to volunteers
on a visit through Alabama. In this 3-minute video, some of the people
he spoke with explained how one person can make a difference ... and how one person’s actions can multiply.
Some people take an hour a day, while others stand an hour a week. It’s a sacrifice. It’s not always convenient. But it’s worth it!
The Lord will hear
your prayer ... and moms will see your peaceful presence and have one
last chance to choose life for their baby.
After all … you can make a difference!
As we prepare
spiritually for the 40 days ahead, here’s the first of our daily
devotionals …prepared by Carmen Pate of Alliance Ministries.
For God's blessing upon all participating in the coming 40 Days for Life campaign.
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and
pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear
from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land."
— 2 Chronicles 7:14
Not unlike God's chosen people of Israel, we must humble ourselves,
pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, if we expect God to
hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land. The need for
repentance has not been greater since the Supreme Court 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 of convenience called abortion. Conservative
estimates put the number of deaths at nearly 55 million.
And lest we think this is an issue outside the church walls, 43 percent
of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 27
percent identify themselves as Catholic. One in four women has at least
one abortion by the age of 45 — both non-Christian and Christian alike.
Where was the voice of Truth — the church?
Mary Comm of In Our Midst Ministries, Inc. sums up the issue best as
she writes, "We (the church) have been an unintentional accomplice to
the millions of lives lost and to the multiplied millions of lives
devastated by abortion. We didn't want them to abort. We didn't mean for
them to abort. But, because of our lack of knowledge, because of our
fear, we have continued to stand by and do nothing. We, God's hands and
feet in this dark and hurting world, have been unintentional,
unknowledgeable accomplice, but an accomplice nonetheless."
May today mark the beginning of change within the church, as God's people, in unity, seek His forgiveness.
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 and repentance
over our sin.
We cry out for Your mercy and ask you to remove the scourge of abortion from our land.
Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your Truth to our nation once again. Because of Christ we pray, Amen.
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