Thursday, February 20, 2014

On This, the One Year Anniversary . . .

  . . . of getting the life-changing phone call that a precious baby girl had been born to Benjamin’s biological mother, I awoke this morning with an intensely emotional dream.   In the dream, I came across a young lady our family knows and loves very much.  As I began talking with her, it was learned that she was pregnant and had made plans to give her baby up for adoption.   When I asked her how far along she was, she said “36 weeks” and began sobbing.  I knelt down beside her (she was lying down) and through my own tears, and while hugging her tightly, I began trying to share words of hope and truth that might encourage her.  I was telling her that she had made a beautiful decision to bring her baby into the world, and that her child would always love her and have a very special place in their heart for her. 

As I awoke from the dream, my heart felt heavy with such strong emotions.  Our family has often talked about how very thankful we are that Benjamin and Brielle’s mom chose life for them.  And we are so grateful for the blessings they are to our family!!    We get pretty emotional when we think of what “could have been” had their birth mom made a different choice. 
Then, soon after waking this morning, I saw an email come in from the director of 40 Days for Life, with the subject line saying “#1 pro-life recruiting tool.”    It is all about offering the book, 40 Days for Life:  Discover What God Has  Done . . . Imagine What He Can Do, at a reduced price to get it into the hands of as many people as they can.  Speaking from our family’s experience, this truly is a life-changing book, with it having the ability to powerfully inspire and motivate its reader to become more engaged in God’s commands to defend, protect, and speak-up for the weak and the fatherless.
So the dream this morning, which happened to be on the one year anniversary of getting the call for a  precious treasure miraculously brought into this world, coupled with the subsequent 40 Days for Life email, has become our “call” to action!  After talking it over with the family, we would like to purchase a bundle of these books, and give them to anyone that would like one!  So, dear friends and family, if you don’t have a copy already, just let us know if you would like one, and we’ll be happy to send it to you!  Also, if you would be interested in purchasing a bundle as well to pass out to others, we can give you the information from the email to do so!
"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless;
maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.
Rescue the weak and needy . . . "
Psalm 82:3-4a

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