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.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
40 Days For Life: DAY 18: Nuggets of encouragement
Dear Deacon John,
During a 40 Days for Life campaign, there are so many stories to share!
Today we are making some quick stops ... from the Southeastern US through New York and then across the pond.
Here's a short tour of lives saved from abortion ... and even an abortion day being canceled at one location!
A young mother left the abortion facility after hearing how far along she was in her pregnancy ... then visited a life-affirming help center, where she saw the ultrasound image of her baby.
"Only the power of your prayers could get a young woman off the table inside the abortion clinic!" said Paula in Savannah. "Pray without ceasing!
Columbia, South Carolina
"No abortions today!" reported the 40 Days for Life team. "Planned Parenthood closed for the third abortion day since February 13. Pray that this is the beginning of the end of abortion in Columbia."
Spring Valley, New York
Love demands sacrifice. Cold temperatures ... and still Rockland County people came hour after hour to stand for life. "We believe in the power of prayer!"
Two volunteers had a very fruitful conversation with a couple who were abortion minded. This is the first turnaround from the Bournemouth 40 Days for Life vigil ... which takes place outside a facility where there are 3,000 abortions every year.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Members of Regent University Students for Life ... being a witness for life outside Planned Parenthood in Virginia Beach. "Thank you for all those who came out. Let the vigil continue!"
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
Heavenly Father, please keep me from taking for granted the gift of children. Help us to remember this heritage that you have given us. Make us faithful stewards of these precious lives, that each generation might be raised in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.