Sorry for the lack of “Follow-Ups” lately. Our baby Gracie is due in two weeks time so I’m not going to be out on the sidewalks as frequently for a while. I was able to go yesterday though and am happy to share our email update..
Any number is too high, but yesterday was far busier than most Fridays and sadly, we saw 24 girls go in for abortions. I came late, but was so glad to see that Nathan and Chris had been out there on the sidewalks early to talk with all those women and their partners. Thank you both for coming and serving on this difficult day!
Such high numbers have challenged me with a new thought about this ministry. Very soon, I won’t be able to come out regularly and eventually I’ll move away from Louisville and not be able to speak for the unborn here at all. It is surprising for me to end my time in this ministry with so many things unchanged from when I started. I truly expected that God would shut down this clinic during my time here. I guess I just assumed that God would use me like David to take down the EMW Goliath or like Moses to save hundreds of God’s children from death and oppression. I realize now that I’d forgotten how God could also chose to use me like the weeping prophet declaring truth to deaf ears or like John the Baptist whose audience thanked him for his message of hope by beheading him.
Let’s all guard against seeing S4U’s success through a strictly human perspective. We do not know how God will choose to use us but we know that His Word is true regardless of our hearers reactions. We ought to even expect mixed reactions since “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but for those who are being saved it is the power of God!” (1 Cor 1:18) And although we may labor for years and see little change, do not forget that “with the Lord a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, He is patient not wanting anyone to perish… But the day of the Lord will come!” (2 Peter 3:8-10) Louisville’s abortion clinic will be shut down in God’s time so let’s “give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord since our labor is not in vain!” (1 Cor. 15:58)
If we are going to speak for the unborn on behalf of Christ, let us glory in the Gospel’s truth and measure our success as we see it unfold in God’s timing!
Thank you for sharing in this arduous but effective ministry, friends. I thank God for you all!