|As I sit back and reflect on the last 40 days, I cannot help but be so amazed at what God has taught me along the journey. I know I’m not alone, because when we fast and pray, God works mightily! Isaiah wrote about true fasting in chapter 58:|
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of The LORD will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and The LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: Here am I”. Isaiah 58: 6-9a
To each and every team member, I want to say a sincere thank you for the hours spent in prayer, both at the vigil site and each time you thought about these precious lives throughout your day and took a moment to raise a prayer to God. The best part is, we do not have to stop here! I pray that each one of you has learned something during this 40 Days that you can take into a conversation, be it with your children around the dinner table where you spend time equipping them as they grow, a friend going through a tough time, or during a time you are standing vigil in front of Planned Parenthood in the future. There are so many resources available to us that I would like to share with each of you:
Health Services List: This is a current list of Pregnancy Resource Centers and alternative places to Planned Parenthood where people can receive free or low-cost, quality reproductive healthcare.
Sidewalk Counseling Tips: This is a great resource for those new and experienced in vigil site participation.
Pro-life Answers 101: This site offers commonly asked questions of the pro-life stance and gives great suggestions on how to answer. This is also an amazing tool you can use when educating your children on the topic.
If you are reading this and thinking how you would like to go stand vigil in front of Planned Parenthood – maybe you were not able to during the campaign or you did and would like the chance to continue to go – please reach out to me and let me know, I’d love to see about connecting you with a group! Prayer partners are like workout partners, they keep your momentum going – and who doesn’t love community?!
God bless you all!!!
Spring – Leader