Sunday, August 7, 2016

Walking the Talk

This is Kitty. She is 87 years old and just had knee replacement surgery. Notice, she is reading my new book, Unlikely Friends. I sent it to her since I know she will be recuperating for some time. Kitty is an amazing woman. At 87-years-old, she is on the sidewalks of the abortion center 3 to 4 days a week every week, and has been for years, speaking for life. When her knees hurt so badly that she couldn't stand, she sat in her car and prayed.

Kitty is the mother of the man who lead 'Jane Roe', of Roe V Wade fame, to the Lord. 'Jane Roe' was the plaintiff in the pivotal court case that legalized abortion in our country. She now soundly rejects abortion rights, and is very sorrowful for the part she played in its legalization. Her heart was transformed when she came to know Jesus, largely through the love and efforts of Kitty's son, Flip.

Kitty's daughter also joins my Monday team, and volunteers three other days a week on the abortion center sidewalks pleading with the mamas to choose life. She is a vibrant believer, loving and on fire with the desire to steer these mamas from a choice that is an affront to the Creator of human life.

What an amazing legacy Kitty has left! She is definitely one of the heroes of the faith, someone who puts action where her faith is.  So many talk a good talk, but that is where it ends. Kitty walks the talk. I am honored that she is reading my book.

Yesterday, I received a beautiful picture of the baby of one of the mamas we helped escape the travesty of abortion. This young mama was being forced to have an abortion she didn't want. The escape literally involved me and fellow counselor Sarah driving her to safety while being pursued by her coercive boyfriend and family, the police getting involved, and then a 'safe house' where loving Christians supplied her needs. Her story has been filled with abuse, pain, and struggle, yet she knew killing her baby was wrong, and refused to do so at enormous personal sacrifice. She is one of the most courageous teens I have ever met. I pray her tenacity will serve her well in raising her precious baby.

Talk is so easy. Action is much more difficult. In different ways, both the women I featured today are special because they heard God, and obeyed by walking the path He ordained for them. May they both be richly rewarded for their faithful obedience.

James 2:18 

But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

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