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.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 36: Adoption on the sidewalk
"How many unwanted children have you adopted?"
is a common--and ridiculous--comment we sometimes hear at a vigil. It
assumes that children get their human dignity based on how much they are
The reality is that 40 Days for Life campaigns have volunteers who are willing toadopt a baby in need of a loving family. Some already have!
he prayed in front of his local abortion facility, one 40 Days for Life
leader asked God "for a divine appointment to share the Gospel of
Just ten minutes later, he met an abortion client and began discussing abortion alternatives. "I mentioned that my wife and I would adopt her child,"
he said. "Now mind you, I've offered that dozens of times...We exchange
phone numbers and talk about resources, but adoption rarely comes up
That was about to change.
"The next day she texted me to ask whether she could see her baby if my wife and I adopted her. I replied, 'absolutely.' We met the day she had scheduled her abortion, and she informed us that she wanted to make an adoption plan."
birth mother is considering a variety of adoption options, but our 40
Days for Life leader and his wife are excited to find out whether it's
God's plan for them to welcome her baby into their family.
also continuing to help this woman with other needs--including by
bringing mattresses to her home. She and her children sleep on the floor
of their apartment.
has had four abortions. God is in the business of redeeming, so this
redemption story has just begun," the leader said. "But I was only out
there because I stayed faithful to my 40 Days for Life hour. I’m glad I
So are we!
Little Rock, Arkansas
the abortion facility in Little Rock only does surgical abortions three
days per week, they schedule a LOT of appointments on abortion
days–more than the parking lot can accommodate.
an abortion client walked from the overflow parking area, a volunteer
named Patricia offered her a free ultrasound at a pregnancy resource
center. The mom was interested and asked whether they could help her with adoption.
left with an appointment at the pregnancy resource center," Little Rock
leader Toni said. "And SHE NEVER EVEN WENT INTO THE ABORTION FACILITY!"
abortion-bound mother told a sidewalk counselor named Meg that she
already has two children. "I asked my family if they wanted to adopt my
child as I am nine weeks along...but they said 'no.'"
Fortunately, Meg told her there was still hope and walked her over to the local pregnancy center to make an adoption plan.
"What a great gift the mom is giving to her child!" said Kathy, the campaign leader.
created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male
and female He created them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and
multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the
fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living
thing that moves upon the earth."
— Genesis 1:27-28
of mercy and grace, we thank you for the gift of our children. Grant
that every fiber of our being may rejoice when a new baby, our own or
any else’s, is born into the world. Help us to welcome them as we would
welcome you, for whenever a new baby is conceived, another life to bear
your image and another voice to praise and worship you, is beginning.