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.
Monday, October 23, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 27: God's ways are not ours
Ready to start the week with extremely encouraging news?
Here it is! 40 Days for Life campaign leaders tell us that so far this campaign …
… 289 babies have been spared from abortion – that we know of!
We can only wonder how many mothers have turned away from abortion that
only God knows about. Since He's a good and merciful God … we have to
believe there are many more!
Here are a few of the ones we DO know about.
Yuba City, California
"Praise the Lord!" said one of the California leaders. "Two babies were saved from abortion at the Yuba City 40 Days for Life!"
Both of these young women went to Planned Parenthood for pregnancy
tests. They were being pressured … feeling distraught … and considering
the abortion pill.
Thankfully, one of the volunteers was able to provide life-affirming
encouragement – giving the women information about fetal development,
directing them to a pro-life pregnancy help center and exchanging
contact information so they could get back in touch.
One of the women did just that, sending back a text message after her visit to the help center.
"Thank you again!" she wrote. "I'm so incredibly thankful you guys were
out there that day. You guys knew the exact words to make me feel
better. And I knew you guys would as soon as I pulled up. God really
does work in such amazing ways!"
Austin is taking part in 40 Days for Life for the 19th time … pausing at
the mid-point of the campaign for a candlelight vigil "to give thanks
for the blessings we've seen … to be motivated … and to pray for all of
those affected by abortion."
And those blessings include "four moms (so far) that had scheduled an
abortion but changed their minds and chose life," said Heather in
There have been dozens more that have stopped to talk to counselors.
Heather noted a common theme from the women they’ve spoken to.
"'It's so expensive here!' is what we keep hearing about the abortion facilities," she said. "Your presence matters!"
"We had a turnaround!" said Therese in Portland.
A mother arrived at the abortion center with her teenage daughter. "I
saw them go in," Therese said, "but wasn't able to hand them any
About an hour and a half later, the mom came back out. "When I asked if I
could give her any resources, she said no, she didn't need any. She
said her daughter had changed her mind."
"She didn't do it!" the mother said. "She decided not to do it." She
also said it was a hard decision for her daughter. "It's the father
that's the problem," she murmured.
The volunteers promised to help … and to pray. The mother and daughter left smiling.
this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the
form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made
Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming
in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He
humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the
death of the cross.
— Philippians 2:5-8
O Lord, help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Let us humbly and
diligently work to restore legal protection for the unborn, the
disabled, the medically dependent and all innocent children of God whose
lives are threatened. Let us remember the old adage that "He can never
lead who has not first learned to obey." And, Lord, grant us a peaceful
heart as we labor in your name.