If the possibility of suffering is the foundation upon which is built the philosophy of so-called "merciful" abortion and euthanasia, then not one of us is safe from those wielding that bloody sword. Even those wielding it must one day face another wielding it in their direction. Cherry Bieber

February 1997 - Quote from Mother Teresa at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by the President and the First Lady - "What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?"

KJV Psalm 94:16-23 "Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. When I said, 'My foot slippeth;' Thy mercy, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my thoughts within me Thy comforts delight my soul. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with Thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the Lord is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge. And He shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off."

"We do not stand any taller nor is there any work we do that is any greater than when we stand strong for the unborn child." Alabama State Senator Greg Reed

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Rallying for life...

This past Sunday we joined a peaceful rally for life.  It was a very cold, windy day.  We held signs with statements of truth, such as, “Abortion hurts women.”  I glanced up and down our long line of life supporters and couldn’t miss that “certain something” in their eyes.  It is a gentleness that simply can’t be missed in the eyes of those who Love the Lord and value all of human life as created by Him.  Some passers by waved and honked their horns in agreement with us.  Others shouted angry insults, shook fists at us, and made crude gestures.  One man even shouted, “You people are a pain in the a**,” to which my husband leaned over to me and replied, “Better than being a pain in the womb.”  Those angry and insulting did not cause any wavering in the hearts of those holding signs and we did not become angry in return.  I looked at the hardness on the faces of those opposing the God-given right to life and marveled that anyone could possibly be against us for protecting the sanctity of human life.  I especially consider that we would be the ones rallying for their right to live if their own turned upon them denying them that right to life.  The reality that there are so many in our world who would say they have the right to choose who gets to live and who does not is very disturbing to me.  If that supposed “right” were turned upon them, they would fight with the same vigor for their own right to live as that with which they fight to destroy others' rights to life.   

We later gathered at the local Care Net Pregnancy Center to give the center our support for what they do in our community to protect human life.  Here, stories were shared; stories like my own and some even far more harrowing.   

I confess that thirty years ago I did not think we would have to work so hard and so long for something as absolutely basic as others rights to live.  In fact, when I heard the words, “fighting for life,” it was always in the context of someone whose life was hanging in the balance due to accident or illness and the medical profession was doing all they could to save that life.  It wasn’t until I was sixteen and pregnant that I realized that not only were there people out there who thought nothing of killing the unborn, elderly, and infirm; but they also saw themselves as the authoritative voice on the matter, as they do now. 

This will be a life-long work…may we be found persevering when He comes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you for your service to the Lord and for savings lives!