While I was in NY caring for my mom with a broken hip and elbow, the pro-life group I work with, Cities4Life, had a memorial service for all the babies who have died since the Roe V Wade Supreme Court case legalized abortion. One of the mamas I work with who chose life over abortion agreed to speak at the service. Her child has become the light of her life. She is so adamant about choosing life over abortion that she has ministered at the abortion center sidewalk alongside me twice now, and recently talked a friend of hers into keeping her baby rather than aborting. She even helped engineer getting this mama the baby shower supplies Cities4Life offers for the first two years of the baby's life.
I was sad I could not hear her speak at the memorial since I was in NY, but I did watch a video. She was open and eloquent and sincere. Her message was simple. The child in the womb is precious and she is so grateful she didn't let her circumstances determine the child's worth.
There were many "pro-choice" protesters there. Do you know what they did to demonstrate the beauty of 'choice'? They flanked my friend while she tried to speak, shouting over her, and making noise to silence and distract her.
My pro-life friends formed a silent, praying wall around her and moved with her, encircling her as she spoke whenever the 'pro-choice' folk moved near. I don't have a good photo of that. I wish I did. My friend is behind the music stand as the pro-life people stand around her. Behind them, the people holding signs are shouting, shaking cowbells, and waving their signs trying to silence her message. It is a powerful image of the spiritual battle those fighting abortion wage.
Yesterday, I got a text from another Mom I work with who chose life over abortion. She wanted to know how I was doing, and she told me she would like to come out on the sidewalk of the abortion center one day with me, to speak against abortion.
Discouragement and bitterness could grow easily. Victories are so small when considering how entrenched the culture of death is in our society. Still. One voice at a time lifted in appeal to the simple truth that life is precious storms the gates of Hell. Even the tiniest light can pierce the deepest darkness.
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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
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