Skip to comments.40 DAYS FOR LIFE - DAY 14 - ABORTION IS NOT HEALTH CARE!
Posted on 03/02/2010 12:33:12 PM PST by Faith
"They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons; they poured out innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters... and the land was polluted with blood. Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people, and He abhorred his heritage; he gave them into the hands of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them. Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power. (See Psalm 106:37-43)
Pray that we will have faith to realize that even now our Lord can bring an end to abortion.
On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.
When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home. "Lord," Martha said to Jesus, "if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask."
-- John 11:17-22
REFLECTION - by Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
Martha was right. Jesus is Lord of life and death.
She knew that, which is why she was able to make this statement, yet at the same time she had to wrestle with the fact that Lazarus died anyway.
Jesus indeed is Lord over life and death, but here the power of death was still displayed right in front of her.
Yet in this clash between the conviction of faith and the evidence of human experience, Martha allowed hope to shine through. "Even now, God will give you whatever you ask."
Even now. Those words show the power of hope, born of faith. Even now, when death has already done its work, life can be victorious.
Even now, when the last word seems to have been spoken, we can hope that a word will be spoken again to restore life.
Even now, when Lazarus has already been laid in the tomb and it seems impossible to do anything about it, things can change. And things did change. The Lord raised Lazarus from the dead.
We live in a society where many believe the abortion issue has been settled, and its practice so deeply ingrained in our policies and attitudes that it is unrealistic to think we can stop it.
Yet we are the people who say to Jesus, "Even now..."
Lord Jesus, even now, you are master of life and death. I come before you as Martha did after Lazarus has died. I come before you after countless brothers and sisters of mine have died from abortion.
And I pray to you: even now, you can stop the forces of death. Even now, you can bring us into a culture of life. Come, Lord Jesus. Speak your word yet again, and free our nation from the shackles of death. Amen.
Your Word tells us that You knew us even before You formed us in the womb of our mother! What an awesome thought! You even set us apart for Your service. O Lord, hear our prayers for every precious unborn child. Help mothers and fathers to realize the nature of the beautiful life You have created. Help them to know that each baby is perfectly and wonderfully made, and that You have a special plan and purpose for each life. May all Your purposes be fulfilled. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Lord, thank You for hearing the prayers for protection of the life of the unborn in Jesus' Name...amen
How wonderful: The Word of God, A picture of His beautiful handiwork, and a prayer from one of His precious children. Priceless! Many thanks!
thanks again to you for your faithfulness and may God bless you.
One of the reasons why the bastards in congress are fighting so hard for their “healthcare” garbage, is because it will force US to pay for abortions.
They say it won’t. It will.
You are right. It is a sad day in America, but God still reigns. I expect that He will work this for our good-—somehow, some way. Perhaps it will finally awaken the sleeping giant in America that is ready to explode and take back the country.
Amen, Dear Faith, and Amen to your Beautiful Prayer.
7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.
8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.