Here's a beautiful photo of a 3 week baby in the womb. This picture better shows the proof of Day 24's reflection: Who dares to say that the unborn are not human, with distinct personality and character right from the moment of conception?
I really love the reflection for today. I know I was called by God to stand outside the Lafayette Planned Parenthood during these 40 Days for Life. I also know that He has called me to do more when these 40 Days are over. I'm not sure what that is yet, but I do know that He will let me know!!!!!!
That God will bless us with His gift of strength as we respond in obedience to His call.
Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, 'surely we did not know this', does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?
-- Proverbs 24:11-12
In this age of technologically advanced communication, ignorance of human rights abuses is no excuse. We know there are persecuted Christians in China, there is genocide in Darfur, and there are babies aborted and women and families devastated right in our own communities.
"But I can't save them all" you say. God isn't asking you to. He has equipped each of us with time, talent, and treasure to do what we can when He provides the opportunity. He has given us His Holy Spirit to empower us as we abide in Him. He is asking us to be on His side in speaking out and protecting those who can't protect themselves.
When we are obedient to His calling to get in on the work He is doing, we will experience intimacy with Him in a whole new way. Our faith will increase as we see God at work! You have responded to His call during this 40 Days for Life campaign.
Let your efforts be for His pleasure and His purposes. Pray without ceasing!
God Almighty, we pray for continued guidance and strength as we intercede on behalf of the young women and their babies who are stumbling to the slaughter. Open the eyes of the mother's heart to see her child as you do - a precious gift to be treasured. Let her feel Your loving arms around her and may she be assured that you have a plan and a future for her and her child. Give her reason not to enter the abortion clinic. Give her wisdom and discernment to find life options through a local pregnancy care center and may she boldly choose life. Thank you, Lord, for hearing our prayer. Because of Your Son's sacrifice we pray, amen.