There is no ideal place to serve God except the place He sets us down.” ~Alistair Begg
“When we are weak, then are we strong. When most empty of self, we are most full of God.” —Charles Hodge
41 years ago America settled the debate on abortion in Roe vs Wade. This note is to a dear lady who had the right to choose, and today thanks to her choice I’m typing this note.
I wish that I could tell you this in person, but thank you for choosing life.
I will never know how hard, painful, or terrifying your life was for nine months. Did you have to hide the fact that you were expecting? Did anyone in your life even know? Too many questions, I know. Regardless, thank you for everything that you went through for me.
Thank you for allowing me the chance to have a better life. Today I live half-way around the world from you, in a country that is able to offer me more than you could ever dream about. A college education, and a decent job are all possible for me.
Thank you for giving me the chance to have a family. When you placed me on those steps, you had the courage to hope that one day I would have a place to call home. Today I have a wonderful family who loves me, laughs with me, and has always been there for me.
Thank you for granting me the chance to live. You could have made the choice to end my life, instead you made the choice to allow the Lord to fashion my life, with glorious moments of His grace. A game day with friends, going to the beach, my graduation party, a guy named Ben, etc.; I treasure these memories, Momma. Thank you for the chance to live them.
Thank you most of all for the chance to glorify God with my life. You should know that I’m pursuing a journalism degree not only to write about politics, but to become a voice for the women and children who are defenseless. The legacy of courage and love that you left behind for me is worth passing on; one day (Lord willing) another woman will make a choice, and take a stand, because of your legacy.
Momma, we will never meet this side of eternity, but I want you to know that you are special to me; one day (Lord willing) we will worship the Lord together in heaven.
“This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ.” ~Frank McKibben
“The Christmas story: Those separated from God by sin are brought near by the righteousness and sacrifice of the Son born in Bethlehem.” -Paul David Tripp