The boots on the ground, the turning wheels, the ones on the front lines…these are the Pregnancy Center teams who show up every day for women and their babies. You likely have not seen what goes on in the day-to-day operations of a pregnancy center. The hope that fills them is palpable. Expectation that God will move is clear. Being a pregnancy center worker is not for the faint of heart. These individuals have passion, grit, and commitment that compels them to show up every day knowing that they can make a difference in the life of a woman in need.
While pregnancy centers are a place of acceptance, a place where women can learn about their pregnancy, about help available in the community, and encouragement for choosing life, there are many who want her to believe otherwise. There are many who paint pregnancy centers in a light of confusion and deception.
It's not enough for pro-abortion-minded people to fight to maintain legal abortions for women and to further "the my body my choice" argument. They want to destroy everything that has to do with encouraging and empowering women to receive support and have conversations with people who have their well-being in mind. They say we fear what we don't understand and it would seem there are so many who don't understand that an unplanned pregnancy is not the end of the world. The commitment of pro-abortion and pro-choice people to ensure that women have the opportunity to kill their unborn children is quite honestly impressive. They will pay millions of dollars, they will bribe, they will use their power to influence lawmakers, and they will incite violence outside of pregnancy centers and abortion clinics.
What's even more impressive to us, is that no matter what type of negativity that comes against pregnancy centers and pro-lifers, we remain peaceful, we remain prayerful, and we bootstrap and crowdfund and roll up our sleeves to work together for the sake of mothers and innocent babies.
This is why we must remain vigilant in our prayers for pregnancy centers. Pregnancy centers don't receive millions of dollars in donations, they don't receive the support of lawmakers, no one is steadfastly defending them in their day-to-day operations. Please pray unceasingly for pregnancy centers to receive the funding, the security, and the people in the right places so that they can be successful in saving lives. Let their success also be found in the beacon of light that they are for women who need them.
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” - Jeremiah 17:7-8
Published on Monday, April 18, 2022 @ 4:20 PM EDT