Saturday, July 1, 2017

She Tried to Kill Me But God's Presence Was Still There

Actual 3-d ultrasound of baby scheduled to die by abortion yesterday

Despite the "pro-choice" leader swerving her car to try and hit me while careening into the abortion center driveway, three women chose life today, and I was thankfully not flattened and able to continue pleading for babies' lives with our Cities4Life team. I was not surprised by the dangerous and vile action of that "pro-choice" woman. If one does not revere life in the womb, it doesn't take long for all human life to be devalued. It is easy to try to silence and harm those who are defenseless when you are a bully with a car or an abortionist with a scalpel. What is not as easy is justifying the erosion of decency in your own heart towards the babies and towards the gentle Christians who are providing so many helpful resources to so many hurting, impoverished, and wounded women.

I pray for her soul. What terrible sorrow and bitterness must be abscessing inside her to cause her vile language and actions? I pity her and am grateful I am not her. I hope one day she will know the truth of God's love and salvation: Holy Father, keep them and care for them – all those you have given me – so that they will be united just as we are. I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me because of their testimony" John 17:11, 20 NLT).

Two of the women who heard our pleas in the morning as they lined up at the door returned to their cars and drove away before the center opened. They did not return.

The third was a woman, Maria (not real name), who really didn't want to abort, but went in to do so anyway. Maria's mother had stopped speaking to her when Maria told her mother that she was pregnant. In her grief over her mom's stony coercive silence and desire that Maria abort, the young lady entered the clinic. Once inside, she remembered the "very sweet" voices of the counselors, and left.

She pulled out of the parking lot and told us she "just couldn't do it." Later, she told me, "No matter how my Mom feels, how could I live with myself?" She had a long drive home, but said maybe she would like to come aboard our beautiful new RV and see her baby. The baby put on a magnificent performance. She turned her face towards us, and it was as though she were gazing at us. Then she raised her hand to her face. Maria could not stop gasping in incredulous delight. Our nurse Sherry got fantastic pictures.  Maria was in a continual state of awe and wonder.

"Wow!!! You guys, this is just awesome. Wow! Wow! Is that her hand? Is she sucking her thumb? Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!"

She was so excited and wanted to know gender, which we don't determine with our limited ultrasounds. However, we do provide a 3-d ultrasound free for moms who choose life through our partnership with Sweet Pea 3-D Imaging. Maria was so excited and eager to know her baby's sex that she asked if she could do the 3-D ultrasound right away. I called Morgan at Sweet Pea, and she had an impossible, rare opening in the time it would take our exuberant new mother to drive there.

Morgan called me after Maria left.
"She was smiling ear to ear when she walked in," Morgan told me, "She said she was SO relieved she had not killed her baby."

After speaking with Morgan, I looked at the notes I had taken while counseling this lovely young lady. I had asked what was going through her head that made her change her mind.

"Besides the sweetness of the counselors," she told me, "I knew I was in emotional distress...and no one should make a life and death decision based on that."

Yes. A wise woman. I think she will be a good mother.
Donations needed for a homeless family who chose life to remain in temporary housing till a full life training program complete with housing starts in four months. Please consider helping us. The cost is difficult for a small ministry to absorb. This family was doomed till they met our counselors and now are headed to a new start with renewed hope. Click HERE to donate.

Romans 12:19

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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