Granite City , IL Report


“Every child born is full of endless possibilities.”

            Today’s 40 Days for Life intention asks that the mystery of the Incarnation increase our zeal for defending life. In scriptures, the angel said to Mary, “Do not be afraid, for you have found favor with God. You will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and His name shall be Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. He will reign over the House of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:30-33

            This is how we look upon innocent unborn children that we witness being led to their demise each day. If only their parents felt the same. These babies can grow up to be anything and anyone; they are full of endless possibilities. Our 40 Days reflection tells us: “God assumed Humanity, joining it with Divinity, and kindled in men’s hearts new love of me. This is the greatest mystery of the world: the incarnation in which God became man.

The womb is where life begins, where our life stories start. In the womb, the great men and women of history began their magnificent march through life. When the angel came to Mary prophesying to her how great her unborn child would be, she didn’t turn him away, question, or complain of her means and comfort; she accepted this wondrous message of love, hope, and what was to come.

How many more tiny lives hold as much promise as our Heavenly Father? Who knows what their life songs will sound like? But we do know that if we interfere with God’s plan, these babies’ little lives are cut short of what could have been. Each baby is special and unique. Think about the great stories that will be written if they are given a chance to be born.

Only the abortion mill workers were walking inside this day. We must pray for them also, that they would open their eyes to the truth of what they are a part of in our dark history.

Let our prayer be: “Heavenly Father, You made the womb of each woman a very special place. Help us to hold fast to the sanctity of the first home for humanity. It is how and where we all began. God inhabited the womb of a young woman, and came forth as our Savior and deliverer. Help us to remember this wonderful mystery of life. In Jesus’ Name we pray.”