Offer the Hand of Friendship

For You From The Word

Everyone deserted him and fled. (Mark 14:50)

For You To Think About

woman half faceJenna wiped her eyes and looked out the window. Her hand flew to her abdomen. Who could she talk to? Who would understand … and not judge her?

Women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy say isolation is one of their biggest difficulties. Family members and friends are surprised and disappointed. Partners often abandon them. The expectant mother or father may also be ostracized. Even if not rejected, the woman or man may experience shame.

It’s no wonder that 83% women who have terminated a pregnancy say they would have made a different decision if they’d had the support of a special person.

Jesus Christ understands what it feels like to be abandoned and isolated. At the time of His arrest and trial, when He needed friends the most, Jesus was deserted by those closest to Him.

One way you can love Christ is by loving those who hurt. Today more than ever, women and men who face an unplanned pregnancy don’t need to feel isolated. That often leads to the loss of life. Instead, they need a Friend. When you offer the hand of friendship to someone like Jenna who faces an unplanned pregnancy, you’re offering the hand of life.

For You To Pray

Loving Father,
Help me offer the hand of friendship to someone who faces an unplanned pregnancy.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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