Sunday morning 8:30 am. On the way to church.
We pass by Planned Parenthood on Beach Blvd. every Sunday…
It is a dark, unmarked building with large, dusty and tinted windows. I cannot but feel repulsed when I see their logo in the front parking lot.
But there was something different there this Sunday.
There were about 50 people gathered in front of the clinic with large signs reading “Choose Life.”
It reminded me of a song by a 90’s Christian band that said “choose life, that you may live…”
The most striking thing was these folks were all wearing white t-shirts. It was uplifting and amazing to see that sight! They were shining so bright in the morning sun!
What a contrast between that dark, dusty building and these people of light!
The spiritual reality was even more polarized. A group of righteous believers next to a place of darkness and death. It is hard to contemplate a more stark contrast between two entities.
Apostle John illustrates so beautifully the contrast between light and darkness, life and death:
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5
And also Jesus said:
“…if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.” Luke 11:36
These protesters were shining the light of Jesus in a dark place, and they inspired me.
I am fortunate to live in a state with one abortion clinic, and it is probably going to get shut down.
Arkansas ranks 2nd when it comes to conservative abortion laws. Our current legislature is doing a great job. The most powerful governor in the state’s history, a democrat, cannot run in the next election. We may get a pro-life advocate in the highest political position in the state!
It a wonderful thing to know that at least 51 people in California haven’t given up.
At the same time, today’s newspaper said that the “morning after pill” is moving over the counter. Soon, a 15-year-old will be able to buy the plan b one-step pill. She will probably find it next to the condoms on her drugstore shelf. Many won’t have to buy condoms because they are free at school. To buy the pill at the store, all the teen has to do is prove that she is 15.
The women’s group that sued over the age limits is still not happy. “Too many restrictions,” they say. They plan on continuing to fight it out in the courts.
How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him?
Thank you for your thoughts!
I remember seeing in the news that Arkansas ranks high in abortion restriction… Unfortunately not so in my liberal California…
On the ‘morning after’ pill… it will eventually make its way over the counter…
But we have to remember that with mass use, this pill will cause many adverse effects. As a physician, I can say that we may see deaths from it mainly in the form of thromboembolic events in people at risk for these (ie. throwing clots to the lungs)…
“Over the counter'” now that gives rise to “Over the lap,: as a parent applying real education to the seat of the dress or the lack thereof. It is amazing that these women’s groups are in reality championing child abuse and living out their loss of understanding in the loss of innocence They certainly display their Nazi feminism.
The blind leading the blind, they both will fall into the ditch.
It’s all about suppression of truth, Manny!
Yes your right