For You From The Word
In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)
For You To Think About
Joann Schieble was a young, unmarried college student when she discovered that she was pregnant. It was 1954. Single parenting was not viewed kindly. Abortion was both dangerous and illegal. Joann was not ready to get married.
Instead, Joann chose to give birth and place the baby boy for adoption. She stipulated that the child be raised by a college-educated couple. The first family selected turned down the placement, as they wanted to adopt a girl.
A couple named Paul and Clara adopted the baby boy. Ironically, neither parent had a college degree.
Their adopted baby boy, Steve Jobs (1955-2011), became the founder of Apple Computers.
The world is a different place today because of Steve Jobs. We have Macs and iPhones and iPads and iPods.
But the world is also a different place today every time a woman chooses life. Her baby lives. That life impacts those around him.
For You To Pray
Lord of life,
Move in the hearts of pregnant women. Help them to understand that their baby’s life is precious and that in choosing life, they are changing the world.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.