Rejoice in Hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer
It was 102 with the heat index as the sun was beating down on us, all 2 of us. ;) Cars drove by looking at us in disbelief. One man pointed to a small square of shade and told us “that’s probably the best place for you to stand”. Another car drove by and gave us the middle finger, salute. One accomplice that we spoke to earlier denying that they were there for an abortion and stating that they do other things came back out and I met him by his car where I was able to confront him. Curiously I asked him “So what other things can they do inside a slaughterhouse?” He took his cell phone away from his ear and said “Ok you guys got me, I’m just a friend.” I told him “No you’re an accessory to murder”. He said “Ok I feel bad for bringing her but she had no one else to help her out”. We told him how he needed to repent because it was sin that he was apart of now and I said “You see how hot it is out here? It’s 10 times hotter in hell.” He said “Listen I feel bad enough, I got kids of my own”. I said “You need to make a confession right now. You need to talk personally to God and tell him what you’re apart of and then you have to help that young woman you brought”.
The mother, daughter and grand-daughter came back out, they were still pregnant they confirmed. Praise God! I offered them resource numbers. The mother whispered something to the girl who looked up at me smiling. They weren’t exactly rejoicing about this pregnancy. I still thanked them for saving their baby as they drove off the lot. Daniel and I then prayed for this family not to come back and kill this baby at a later date. We kept drinking water and trying not to over-exert ourselves in this heat. At times we felt a little woosy, I knew it was time to try and find a spot of shade. I was just patting the back of my neck with a cold washcloth when I heard a man’s voice from behind. He appeared to be drug salesman or possibly a physician pulling a luggage bag. I heard him say the words we don’t expect to hear outside that are so refreshing “God bless you for being here”. I turned to see his smiling face and I couldn’t get the words out quick enough before he said “I hope you persevere and have success in this heat”. As he passed me, I mustered up enough saliva to say “Thank you, 3 babies have already been saved”. He said “That’s great. Stay healthy so you can keep saving more. I’m glad you’re here”. I wiped the sweat from my brow and thanked him as he walked by. I turned to Daniel who was on the phone with Auto Repair informing us of how much the cost would be to fix the car that over-heated the other day. “I know that look”, I told him. I said “Daniel don’t fret. God will provide.” My legs began to get weak again and I felt wobbly, from the stifling heat, I told Daniel “I think 3 hours is all I can do today due to the heat”. We bowed our heads in prayer; I thanked God for the 3 babies that were spared today. We prayed for God to touch hearts and save more, to wake up this city, to wake up the churches to the atrocity happening just feet from their church doors. Let them be afflicted with their cries. We cannot continue singing a little louder to cover up the cries of these innocent little people that are being murdered everyday within their city limits. ARISE O’City of Slaughter!
Be encouraged ~Angela