Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sign from God

I love Mondays. Every Monday, God is standing right there on the sidewalks of the abortion center with me, and all the sidewalk counselors. Every Monday, He is convicting hard hearts, and giving visible signs of His presence to those entering the abortion center. Every Monday, His forces are in battle, and we are part of His army.

This Monday, four women chose life for their babies instead of abortion. We try to focus on the victories rather than the casualties. The place was mobbed. The week before Easter is apparently a hot time to kill babies.

As the mama I counseled settled onto the ultrasound bed, she said, "It's nice in here. Peaceful."
"Not like in the abortion clinic?" I asked.
"Right," she agreed.

Yes. The battle for lives was still raging just outside the mobile ultrasound RV, but inside, it was quiet. Peaceful. The presence of joy as opposed to despair. Our ultrasound nurse, Sherry, is a huge part of that God-filled atmosphere. Her peaceful, loving, spirit-filled presence is so calming.

While Sherry scanned for the baby, I read out loud to the mama a description of what was developing in a baby the age of her unborn child. "Your baby has already formed pain receptors."
She startled and stared at me. The implication was not lost on her.
"It does?"
"Yes. They don't tell you that in the abortion clinic," I said. Some neurologists believe unborn babies as young as 6-weeks-old feel pain. With no doubt, by 12-19 weeks, they not only feel pain, but because there is little cortical inhibition as in adults, probably excruciating pain when hurt.
"Only someone who doesn't know Jesus would abort," the mama said. I agreed, and didn't point out that she claimed to know Jesus, and almost had aborted her child.

She had asked for a sign from God if she should not abort. Many of the women tell us they do this. The sign from God is often...us. What a humbling, and powerful incentive to obey God's call. And to do so with cheerful joy like Sherry, even better.
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Matthew 24:30 

Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

John 3:2 

This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.”

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