Monday, January 17, 2011
"Oh No, I'm Not Gonna Kill It. My Dad Was Making Me Go Through with the Abortion..."
We watched from a distance and kept praying for God to put a hedge of protection around Amber and her unborn baby, and safely get her back home to Indiana where supportive friends and family would meet her and be a blessing to her in her pregnancy. We prayed for her father, that his heart would soften and he would see the important role he has to lead; that he would be a hero in his grandchild’s eyes and to others in doing the righteous thing. Finally, she drove past us smiling and waving headed towards the interstate. Praise God!
We shared the good news with other prayer warriors who were keeping an eye on the situation. To be standing in this bitter weather everyone needs a little encouragement, so we spoke to the groups with the good news. Felix stood up and said, “No, Angela, it's you that is our hero. I drove by this abortion mill Tuesday, the coldest day, worst weather, and I saw you and your husband standing for the babies. You are our hero,” he repeated. “Thank you Felix for the kind words, but it’s the Lord. He just uses us.” I then shared how we had three babies saved with ultrasounds that fiercely cold day, which is quite unusual. Most abortion-bound mothers just want to run inside to get away from the cold. I went on to thank them all for being here. “We are a team in being lifesavers.” I repeated to them what the saves told me what works and what makes them run inside. The “chest beaters” in the alley will never save a baby. Larry said, “I just wish they would shut those guys up. It's horrible.” “They are not here to save babies; they are here to destroy. We have to pray for them too.” I went on to share how many babies were confirmed saved this day
As we were packing up, a homeless man appearing to be talking to voices he was hearing walked by us. We watched him earlier get stuck in the quagmire of “chest beaters” in the alley. The man stood there for a couple of minutes listening to them preach at him. He then broke loose and passed us by laughing and exhorting that, “They’re crazier than I am.” We had a good laugh. God can use the simplest of things. “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18
We are to, “Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can.” -John Wesley