In the final day of the Fall 40 Days campaign our intention is to keep our eyes fixed on the New Jerusalem where death will be no more. On our final day we rejoice with the rescue and saving of 42 babies from abortion, the adoption of two babies from those spared this Fall, and the conversion of many hearts and two employees who quit their killing jobs inside this slaughterhouse. One was a major player. We have been praying for years to change this person’s heart. With God’s intervention and exposing their evil deeds to light they resigned. Alleluia!
Every activity we undertake in defense of the sanctity of life is prophetic, inasmuch as it points to the day when ‘death will be no more.” Every victory we have when an act of abortion is prevented is prophetic of that day when death itself will be definitively conquered. Every triumph of grace in this world, whereby someone is brought to see the value of life and given the strength to welcome it, is a breaking into our history of that definitive future in which the old order of things will have passed, and all things will be made new.
As pro-life warriors, we must keep our eyes fixed on heaven, and our hearts secure in the hope that the day is coming when all evil will be conquered. It is the future that shapes the present; it is the victory that informs the battle; it is the destination that determines the journey.
Daily, we are called to reflect on heaven. When we weep, we are to think of the day when every tear will be wiped away. When we face the destructive power of death, we are to think of the day when death is swallowed up in victory. When we labor against abortion, we are to think of the day when we will have the rest and peace of the final triumph of life. Heaven is as real as earth, and its joys will be as real as our present sorrows.
Our next battle will be the new and improved 364 Days for Life ….Saving babies from the jaws of death is easy, finding the RIGHT people to do it, now that is hard. But we know our God is bigger than the devil and He will provide all our needs.