For You From The Word
Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. (Matthew 10:40, ESV)
For You To Think About
Nearly half of women who struggle after an abortion cite the lack of others’ acceptance as a major reason they chose not to carry their babies to term, according to the Elliot Institute.
Given that Americans experience 3,733 abortions per day, then 1,866 women per day might make a different choice if they experienced acceptance.
Maybe you cannot help 1,866 women and their unborn babies.
But you can help one.
Acceptance takes faith and courage, yet it’s a powerful healer. When you reach out, offer acceptance over rejection, you work as God’s instrument of healing grace to women and families in need.
And there is a good chance you may help save a life … simply with acceptance.
For You To Pray
Show me ways to reach out and be a friend to a woman or man who face an unplanned pregnancy. Help these women and men experience acceptance, not rejection, and choose life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.