Friday, December 25, 2015

The Word Became Flesh



I received a beautiful text yesterday from the mother of one of the pregnant mamas I work with who chose life over abortion through the efforts of our Cities4Life team. The names are changed to protect privacy.

Rachel's daughter, Mary, was in the abortion center when we spoke at length with Rachel who was waiting outside. She refused our literature, convinced her daughter would not change her mind, but she took my name and number. To everyone's surprise, Mary did leave the abortion center, baby still in her womb, and called me. After intense consultation, and on-going contact, Mary is now solidly in love with her unborn baby. She can't believe she ever considered abortion. Below is the text from Rachel.


Thank you. I'm so glad I talked with you that day because I don't believe in murder of innocent babies, neither does Mary. She has been taught the word of God all her life, but when people lose their way and sin, bad things lead to confusion and bad choices. We know how we should obey God and when we don't, the door is open to the devil. It's up to us to close the door, pray, and be obedient, and God won't fail us like we failed Him.

I could not have said it better.  Merry Christmas.

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John 3:16 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ...

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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