Friday, August 11, 2017

A Blessing to a Community of Hurting Women

This is Blessy, who is indeed a blessing...and yes...she has heard that a few million times before
 One of the best parts of being the volunteer coordinator for Cities4Life is that I am on the sidewalk of the abortion center many days a week, sometimes every day, and I get to meet all the weekday teams. I knew sidewalk volunteers were incredible people, but I didn't know how incredible until I really got to know them. 

All of them, like Blessy, have a deep desire to obey God's call. Each volunteer is also unique. Blessy was born in India, and brings a wealth of knowledge about the mindset of the Indian women who come to the abortion center. Her insights help us to minister with more understanding of cultural issues that contribute to the decision to abort. I love her intelligence and ability to quickly summarize the best potential tact to take in approaching women from her native country. I have learned so much from Blessy and praise God for that blessing. (One million and one times someone has said that...)

But what I really love about Blessy (besides her name) is her quiet confidence and sense of humor in a place that can be so intimidating and filled with pain. Her testimony is full of surprises and compassion. What a blessing our Blessy is! (one million and two....)

I 'grew up' in the church, but I still ended up believing that abortion was a woman's right... That I would never get one, but who am I to judge... That maybe it's okay in cases of rape/incest/risk to the mother's health.

As I grew in faith and actually studied my Bible, the revelation of His Truth couldn't have been clearer about how wrong I was, and I wanted to make sure others who may be just as blinded as I was would hear the truth.  It doesn't surprise me when people tell us they believe in God as they walk into the abortion mill... I know how easy it is to be deceived.

Some will say Christians are not supposed to judge, but the Bible tells us to use scripture to reprove, rebuke and exhort. So that's why I keep coming out to the sidewalks. I'm grateful for the opportunity to speak for the innocent who have no voice and to stand up for truth.

Now, I have other women from the Indian community reaching out to me... Wanting someone to talk to, heart-broken and still in hiding, quietly suffering from guilt and shame because they had an abortion years ago. They see the posts in Facebook or hear about what I'm doing from mutual friends, etc. and they reach out because they feel safe talking to me about it. I'm humbled and feel totally inadequate and unworthy... But my trust is in God and I don't doubt for one second that He is allowing me the privilege to share His love with these women!
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Luke 6:38  

Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

1 Peter 4:8 

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Psalm 5:12 

For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.

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