Granite City , IL Report     

3/25/2011- DAY 17
 
           Brrr…cold and what is this: SNOW!!! My poor daffodils don’t know what season it is. Here it’s snowing and the robins are singing. God must have a great sense of humor : ). And of course the kids are loving it! 

            In our 40 Days intention we pray that no matter what, we choose to trust God to bring an end to abortion soon, and no matter how impossible that may seem to others. Snow or no snow, Spring is COMING! So too, the end of abortion.

            Ezekiel 37:1-3 “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, ‘Son of man, can these bones live?’ I said, ‘O Sovereign Lord, You alone know.’”

            You and I are standing in a world today over a field of dry bones: those killed by abortion and those who have been killed by so many other things attacking the dignity of human life. And God has called us here in the middle of this tragedy. God tells us, just like in Ezekiel, “Speak and proclaim the Word of Life. Keep doing it. Let nothing deter you.” The world will tell you that this is humanly foolish, humanly impossible. How can we transform the world from the path of death that it is on? Yet we choose to do the “foolish” thing rather than the dangerous thing. Standing outside this abortion mill in all kinds of discouraging weather is no fun, and yes, people drive by and call us all kinds of foolish things, yet we stand. We know we make a difference. If you ever doubt that we can bring an end to this culture of death, this destruction of the family, this destruction of life by abortion, if you ever think for a moment that it’s impossible, then ask yourself this: Can a man who has been scourged, crowned with thorns, nailed hands and feet to a cross, pierced with a lance, has died and been buried; can such a man ever live again?

             “Lord, I thank You for giving me the holy dilemma of having to choose between the foolish things and the dangerous thing. Yet, for me the solution is clear. Lord, I will obey You even though it may seem foolish to others. I’m doing it for You and the babies, not others. I will obey You and hope for the end of abortion soon, no matter how impossible it seems to others. I dare not mistrust You; I dare not doubt Your power; I dare not fail to follow Your call. In You who raises the dead all hope comes alive. Amen.” ~Angela