Sunday, August 28, 2016

Do Not Be Silent in the Face of Evil

This little guy was born yesterday. His mama almost aborted him, but instead, she came on board the HELP Crisis Pregnancy Center mobile ultrasound unit, and chose life. She and her two friends also chose to ask Jesus into their lives that day. It was a momentous day, and I will always treasure the privilege of leading those women to the Lord with the able partnership of my nurse cohort, Sherry. Such a beautiful choice that mama made, with eternal implications.

Look at this child!!! This is a baby that would not be here, except for the presence of Cities4Life volunteers speaking up on the sidewalks of the southeast's busiest abortion center. Folks -- you CAN make a difference!

At least once every couple of weeks, this mama texts me to thank me again for talking her out of abortion. She is so grateful someone was willing to stop her from  "making the biggest mistake of my life."

This is key, and I want you all to hear this. I AM NOT special in any way. I am shy, tongue-tied, scared, and often stupid. (For proof of that last characteristic, look at this photo of my knees following my latest feat of stupidity on a bike.) Note the bruises, blood, and swelling. Smart people don't do this.


Anyway, what I AM is determined to follow God. I often fail, I often sin, and I often balk...but God can use the most fumbling of spirits if they are at least somewhat willing and desirous of being used. Now look at this baby again:


Can you think of anything more satisfying than knowing you played a part in his entrance to this world? The fields are ripe, but the workers are few. 715,944.4 babies have been aborted this year as of yesterday at 6 pm. The numbers rise so quickly that it was hard to select and hit copy on my computer before the number changed. This little boy in the bassinet above was almost one of those staggering statistics. God will hold us responsible if we are silent in the wake of the horror of abortion.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer said:
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” 

God implores us to speak, and to act. 


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Acts 18:9 

And the Lord said to Paul one night in a vision, “Do not be afraid, but go on speaking and do not be silent....  

3 comments:

  1. The number is staggering. Roe v Wade has to go.

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  2. The number is staggering. Roe v Wade has to go.

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    1. it is staggering. What is truly an eye opener is to click on a site that has a running total and watch the babies die (numerically) before your eyes at an alarming rate. numbing.

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