For You From The Word
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10, NLT).
For You To Think About
Like other mothers, each year Kimberly Henderson celebrates her daughter’s birthday. But she also celebrates the day she chose life for her baby.
On the morning of her abortion, her other child was sick and she had to find a sitter. Then on the way to the clinic, she got lost. Her car broke down. She arrived late and sat in the abortion clinic for 7 hours while the staff worked to fit her into the schedule.
Finally the receptionist called Kimberly to the desk. As she fumbled through her wallet to find her driver’s license, a card fell out. It had been left on the table by a couple Kimberly had waited on at the restaurant a few nights earlier.
The card had the church name on one side. On the back, it read, “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, NLT).
“I knew God was speaking to me,” says Kimberly.
Two of her best friends called her just in time. “I will be there for you,” one promised. And the other said, “There’s a reason God gave you this gift.”
Kimberly walked out of the clinic. Six months later, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.
Late one night when the baby couldn’t sleep, Kimberly recorded a video of herself singing a lullaby to her little girl. Her sister urged her to upload the video to YouTube, which has since had 30 million views on the internet. Soon afterwards, four record labels indicated interest in signing Kimberly.
“My friends and family mean the world to me,” she says. “They have my back 100%. I thank God every day for them.” Particularly on the anniversary of the day she walked out of the clinic.
For You To Pray
Thank You for working through friends and family to speak to pregnant women. Show me what to say or do to encourage a pregnant woman to choose life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.