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.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 9: Expect the unexpected
We knew that driving the 40 Days for Life UNITED bus for 18,000 miles from coast to coast would mean stopping for maintenance. But this stop was unexpected!
Thankfully, the mechanic (above, under the bus) worked on it. The unexpected -- a rock -- took out the muffler and tailpipe. We do have a backup plan -- and a backup vehicle. The tour will continue!
"Expect the unexpected" is also something to keep in mind when you're
praying outside the abortion center ... like when volunteers hear about a
baby spared from abortion -- but only years after the fact.
Moms and dads will sometimes stop and show the vigil participants a
photo of the child that was saved. Occasionally, they even get to meet
the child in person.
This experience puts a face on what abortion is all about - a living,
breathing, beautiful child who was in imminent danger of becoming yet
another abortion statistic.
A little trouble with a rock, a muffler and a tailpipe is not enough to
stop the UNITED tour! After $1,030 in repairs, the UNITED bus will be
back on the road
It's not uncommon to have a heckler ask 40 Days for Life volunteers "How
many unwanted babies have you adopted?" It's not a serious argument,
but in York, Pennsylvania, we met an expectant mother who had saved three babies by offering to adopt them.
Ultimately, all three mothers chose to parent their children, but our
faithful volunteer continues to support them. After our visit, she left
to bring baby supplies and gifts to one of the families that chose life.
Our vigil team even rents a house across the street from Planned
Parenthood to have a base for supporting expectant mothers going through
We pressed on in our backup van ... and headed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
where Maggie from Silent No More offered her testimony and shared how
her story helped save another mother from making the same mistake.
more than 100 turned out at rush hour for our western Pennsylvania
rally. In this UNITED 40 Days for Life campaign, we have experienced
great Christian unity. This event's speakers included clergy from
several different Christian faith communities.
As the sun set, we said goodbye to this beautiful city ... and now it's on to West Virginia.
Ken was praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil when a man parked his car and asked if he could tell him a story ... [more]
Ever since 40 Days for Life began, it's become fairly common for people
to look for vigils to visit while they're traveling ... [more]
the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the
glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
Heavenly Father, I thank you for your love and saving grace in Christ
Jesus. Help us to realize every day the great blessing we have in our
Savior. I pray that we will rise every morning with excitement and zeal,
looking forward to walking another day in your footsteps fully knowing
that you continue to dwell among us.