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Today is a sad, sad day for us here at the center. A young client couple that we have been praying would choose life for their unborn baby apparently have chosen to abort. It borders on ghoulish how chirpy and cheerful the young woman from the hospital sounds whenever she calls us for a client's ultrasound records. It saves them from having to do another one. And it's just a fetus anyway, right?
As a society, what sort of children are we raising when they grow up thinking that a prestigious career, money and/or fame are the be all and end all? Over and above caring for life? Kids are being told right from the beginning that they are the center of the known universe and they carry that selfishness right through adulthood. On days like today, we reflect on how instead of "progressing", this society seems to be regressing into something dark and ominous.
We know God's plans for us are good, we do. It's just that on days like this, when we read more lies told about us online and feel the shock of knowing another innocent life is being physically ripped apart that we need our Lord and our friends to remind us why we do what we do. Jesus didn't always have people stay with Him. As a crowd left when His message got difficult, He asked his disciples "Will you also leave?" And we echo their answer:
"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."
He truly is the light in the darkness. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
Please lift up our clients in prayer today.
Please lift us up in prayer today.
And perhaps most importantly, please lift up the abortion providers in prayer.
"...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31