“Get a job!”
“Why don’t you do something useful!”
“Why aren’t you taking care of the babies who are already born?”
If you have spent much time witnessing in front of Planned Parenthood, you most likely have had words like these shouted to you. Sadly, it seems that most people do not understand the importance, or the VALUE of each and every human life.
If we were standing on the sidewalk handing out sandwiches to the homeless, I don’t think we would hear a critical word…in fact we would probably be commended. Yet, when we stand and pray to end abortion, we are often criticized.
Why do most people believe that killing a child by abortion is not that big of a deal? Even if half of Americans say they are pro-life…it is a very small percentage of them who are willing to be a WITNESS to life!
It is easy to see those who are hungry, homeless and needy…we can see them with our physical eyes. However, in order to see the suffering of the unborn…(which is hidden)…we need to see with SPIRITUAL eyes. It takes spiritual eyes to understand just how much God is offended when one of his precious, unique, one-of-a-kind masterpieces is desecrated by abortion. If we could see God knitting together all the individual parts of each child within his mother’s womb… giving each child his own personality, abilities and talents…and then in the middle of this creation…this genius symphony…it is brought to a screeching halt by the clumsy and cruel hands of an abortionist…we would understand just how terrible abortion is.
Of course, I am not saying that God is angry with those who have had abortions and repented. To him, their sins are as far as the east is from the west. But our nation has NOT repented of the sin of abortion. Today marks the 45th anniversary of legalized abortion, and sadly, the killing of 60 million unborn babies.
It is up to those of us who have spiritual eyes to repent FOR our nation. It is up to us to stand in the gap between our guilty nation and our righteous God…and to plead with him to bring an end to this atrocity. It is up to us to pray and fast, and peacefully show our neighbors that every human life is precious, through our suffering on the cold sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood.
Our presence on the sidewalk…ESPECIALLY in cold weather…speaks more about the importance of every human life than any amount of words ever could!
We need YOU to help us to fill this 40 day vigil! As of now, we are less than half filled. 33 churches have signed up so far…will you please choose an empty time slot for yours? Go to http://40daysforlifepittsburgh.com/vigil-schedule/ to see the schedule, and then reply to this email to get your church signed up.
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Your grateful sister in Christ,
40 Days for Life Pittsburgh