Yesterday was a very different day for us. One we don't usually like in the ministry. One of our families in our church has been praying very hard for the husband's brother. Well, he went to be with the Lord last Saturday morning. While we didn't KNOW the brother, as this family's pastor we attended the memorial service. This man had been an alcoholic and a drug addict, yet the room was packed with people he loved and who loved him. This man struggled through life trying to cure the pain he felt from a life long illness. He had struggled with his life the last few weeks and hours before returning home to be with the Lord he got his life right.
It just reminds me that life is too short. This man was in construction and was a general contractor. The worship center was filled with men and women, many of whom probably had never stepped foot inside a church. And that was pretty evident in some of the comments made by those offering well wishes that were laiden with swear words. But in the celebration of his life, our pastor was able to share the good news of Jesus Christ with his friends and family. We don't know what tomorrow holds, we must rely on Jesus the author and perfector of our faith to guide us in our walk.
Last night was spent celebrating life. We attended a banquet for the Alpha Pregnancy Center in Palm Coast. We celebrated a ministry that believes in standing up against a battle that is raging across our nation and the world that is MUCH more devastating than any war on terror. Over 3,000 babies are aborted every day! OVER 3,000!!!! That number just blows my mind.
We as a nation stand against terrorists who fly planes into buildings and kill 3,000 people, we are upset to see men and women dying in the name of freedom as they fight a war. WHY can't we stand up and say ENOUGH when it comes to innocent lives? When it comes to a CHILD who is defenseless and a mother and father who want what is best for themSELVES?
Yesterday was a very emotional day. A day in which we celebrated life. A life that has gone on to an eternal peace and the life that was saved because people stood up against this war on terror I call abortion.