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.