Granite City , IL Report

9/24/2010

DAY 3   In today’s intention, we pray for God to strengthen us as we strive to protect human life during these 40 Days for Life. Matthew 6:25-26. We must not waste our energies on worry. God always provides for what we need and nothing more. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”  

            This promised provision teaches us the inestimable worth of our lives. He will not allow us to go without. This intimate knowledge and care for human life on the part of our gracious God is what motivates us to seek for the preservation of human life in all its stages. This is what we try and convey in love to the abortion-bound mothers as they line up contemplating their unborn child’s fate. Various excuses are always given as to why they feel killing their babies is the answer to their problems, but we try and convince them that God has a plan for their babies; they are innocent and are full of endless possibilities. All they need is a chance. God never gives us what we can’t handle. He is our provider. He will meet your needs. Call on His name. We can show these mothers that innocent life growing inside their womb, and then find out what their needs are: it’s just materials. Again, God always provides. Trust in Him.

            Praise God, one young couple from Illinois listened to our words. They accepted a brochure and changed their minds on going through with the abortion. They confirmed this and thanked us as they turned around and walked away from this killing center.

            Loving Heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by the way in which You provide for us. We would ask that You provide also the faith, grace, and courage to enable us to protect that which is so precious to You. Through Christ our Lord, Amen.