Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Encouragement on the front lines

Yesterday three of us spent the morning  outside Dr. Emily's abortion clinic in the Bronx. 

I was a bit apprehensive at first but God gave me so many much needed encouragements throughout the day. 

Early on, one of the women who works there gave us quite an earful about how we need to back off and go back home because we are white and can support children but the women who come can't...
So many words of defense arose within me but I held my tongue and let her continue inside. There is no point in arguing with someone that angry. 

Instead we said a quick prayer of blessing for her and then something surprising happened.

A black man who had been sitting in his car and witnessed the encounter got out and came over to assure us not to be shaken by women like her and how we don't need to be afraid of the neighborhood and to just keep up what we are doing because we have just as much of a right to be there as anyone.

This was SO encouraging. Then throughout the rest of the day we had about a half a dozen people come up and thank us for what we were doing and saying how much they support us. 

It's amazing what little comments like that can make all the difference and fuel you throughout the day to keep going and not grow weary.

ALSO: We were looking at the building and noticed something very interesting. On one side of the clinic is a company called "Agape" (which is the Greek word for the unconditional love of God). On the other side is Spanish for "St Michael" and a picture of the angel crushing Satan's head! Coincidence? I don't think so! The love and power of God is closing in on the evils of abortion!

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