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.
Sunday, October 30, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 33: Rain, sleet and heat
Each 40 Days for Life campaign has its own local flavor -- and weather.
We've seen all kinds of weather already during this 40 Days for Life campaign ... and it's not even November yet. This brings challenges that often require sacrifice.
It's good to know, then, that at every hour of every day for 40 days ... someone, somewhere around the world is at a location where abortions take place -- praying for abortion to end.
And regardless of the weather ... at the heart of things, there's not much difference from one campaign to another.
One of our Texas volunteers pointed this out in a note on Facebook -- in a response to the UNITED rally in Anchorage, Alaska, where it was 24 degrees and there was snow on the ground.
"My grandkids are in Anchorage and we are in Texas," she wrote, "doing the same campaign -- but at 95 degrees."
Please keep that in mind. Even if you happen to be standing by yourself praying outside the abortion center, you're never alone!
Everything is bigger in Texas!
Fort Worth leader Bobby Warren managed to pull a crowd equal in size to the biggest vigil stop thus far on the 40 Days for Life UNITED tour!
Telemundo, the Spanish TV network, sent a reporter to the stop ... and this news team captured the large crowd, the bus signing and vigil. Bobby Warren speaks excellent Spanish and offered an interview to the station.
It was an excellent line-up of speakers for the rally in Dallas! Georgette Forney of Silent No More Awareness talked about her abortion ... and speaking of her child, she said, "I still miss that gift."
Her testimony was so moving it prompted a gentleman at the event to share his regret of lost fatherhood -- he aborted what would be, unknown to him, his only child. "I promise you know a man who has abortion in his past and he's hurting even if he says otherwise. I used to be that man."
40 Days for Life board member Haywood Robinson, a doctor who once performed abortions prior to his conversion, encouraged participants to keep the faith and finish the race ... reminding everyone that God is our life and strength.
Now ... it's on to Austin, San Antonio and Houston!
Metropolitan Andrei, the Orthodox primate of Cluj, Maramures and Salai, took time to pray at the vigil with local volunteers ... [more]
St. Petersburg, Florida
The young woman went in and out of the clinic a couple of times ... then went into the clinic and came out again -- and got into her car ... [more]
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor.
-- Psalm 8:3-9
Lord, you are the creator of all things. Guide my thoughts to consider your creation in all of its majesty, beauty and holiness. Guide my heart especially to your creation of precious human life. Help me to comprehend how essential life is in your own heart. Teach me to appreciate, love and protect all human life.