"...you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14
If you've never met Esther, get to know her! This Scripture verse is from a time in her life when her Uncle Mordecai asks her to go to the king to request he save the Jews from being murdered. At first, Esther gives an excuse why she cannot; she is afraid to approach the king and speak up to protect her people. However, Mordecai encourages her to not remain silent because it is clear to him that she has been given a position in the king's court "for such a time as this." I can relate to Esther and perhaps you can too. We may be reluctant to approach others to protect the rights of the unborn. Yet, Esther agrees to do it after asking all Jews to pray and fast for the success of her mission.
At such a time as this, with so much contention about the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, we need to be bold and speak up for our pre-born brothers and sisters. Think about your circles of influence: at work, at church, in social groups, with your children or grandchildren. Has God put you in a position for such a time as this? Be not afraid to use your influence. We can also follow Esther's lead and fast and pray for a good outcome. Here is a link to a prayer from Priests for Life for our nation as we seek to confirm a pro-life Supreme Court Justice.
P.S. Esther is also a good Bible story to mention to those people who don't understand the true feminism in the Bible. A great role model for our young women!
News from vigils in Wood Dale:
** During July and August, we estimate that 73 children were killed at the request of their mothers at Advantage Healthcare.
** One of them was a young girl (about 22) named Dulce. We saw her leaving after a surgical abortion on a Tuesday looking so sad and weak. She took a Project Rachel brochure and thanked us. A week later, I noticed Dulce's car in the lot again. She was coming for her post-abortive check up. I approached her and she was very touched that I remember her and cared how she was doing. She told me it had been very hard on her emotionally. I encouraged her to call Project Rachel to seek healing. Please pray she does and becomes an out-spoken defender of Life.
** FIVE women chose Life!
- One couple sat in the car arguing. Finally, they started to leave. One of our sidewalk counselors approached the car to ask if they were keeping their baby. The man driving wouldn't answer, but the woman smiled wide and said, "Yes!" Please pray for this woman who may have a hard time if this man is against her decision for Life.
- Another woman named Shondra was blessed by a partner who said he will support her decision for Life. She told us that she has more kids at home and knew she couldn't abort this one. She will still have struggles ahead because she is hurting financially, but we pray God will bless them after this acceptance of His gift of Life.
Pray for These Abortion Employees
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