VOICE OF WISDOM
Wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice? She cries out. . . at
the entrance of the doors: “Listen, for
I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things; for my mouth will speak
truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips. All the words of my mouth are with righteousness; nothing crooked
or perverse is in them. They are plain
to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge. I, Wisdom, dwell
with prudence and find out knowledge and discretion. Now, therefore, listen to me, my children, for blessed are those
who keep my ways. Hear instruction and
be wise, and do not disdain it. Blessed
is the person who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the
posts of my doors. For whoever finds me
finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord;
but he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me
love death. Forsake foolishness and
live, and go in the way of understanding.”
8:1, 3, 6-9, 12, 32-36, 9:6 NKJV
Friends often ask what
motivates me to be so committed to this work.
Of course, I want to please God, to fulfill His plan for me. But every ardent activist has a testimony of
how his/her personal background brought him/her to be so passionate. Here is my testimony:
I am Jewish. I lost
relatives in the Nazi Holocaust.
Although there were some brave gentiles who risked their lives to help
Jews, the majority of gentiles in Germany ignored the Holocaust. Thus they betrayed us.
We have a duty to speak out against oppression and
injustice. To do otherwise would be to
betray the most vulnerable members of our society. Abortion is a grave injustice. It is another Holocaust, taking
place in this country, in our own community.
And I will not ignore it.
is a recent photo of me with my mom and my step-dad.
THE CARE TEAM IS GROWING
Let me introduce you to our newest
Leigh is new to sidewalk counseling.
Cheryl recruited her. Leigh had
been praying for God to show her how He wants her to serve Him, and when Cheryl
approached her about CARE, Leigh knew that this was from the Lord. She is very effective. She is outspoken, passionate and
compassionate. And she has a servant’s
heart. God has already used her to help
abortion-bound moms choose life. Leigh
attends Grace Community Church. I am
grateful that God has brought Leigh alongside me.
Last month, we saw more
than a dozen moms change their minds and choose life. Praise the Lord! Here are
2 of the stories.
“Flee from this place”: As we
watch cars slow down to pull into the parking lot or find curb parking, we
pray, asking the Holy Spirit to tell them to flee from this place. We have seen this prayer answered. They drive away.
Certainly not! “Emily”
came for an abortion because she already has two children, and she and her
husband don’t want another. I asked her
about her spiritual condition, and she said that she knows Jesus as her Savior.
talked for about 20 minutes. I went
over a number of Scriptures with her, including Romans 6:1, which says “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace abound? Certainly not!” I explained that as a follower of Jesus, she has died to her
old self and been raised up to new life (Romans 6:3-11), and that we are to
walk in the Spirit, not in the flesh, and we have the power to say “no” to sin
(Romans 8:I-15). We discussed other
Scripture passages, too, but I don’t have space to tell all of them.
explained that it is statistically very unlikely that she and her husband would
stay together after an abortion. And I
asked her: “If you have this abortion and then you get a divorce, wouldn’t that
be worse than any hardship you may experience by having another child?” And she said, “Yes.”
At the end of our conversation, she asked me to leave her alone
so she could think it over. So I gave
her some space, but I stayed near the entrance to the building, talking with
other ladies, so I know that she didn’t go in. Praise the Lord!
friends, do you want to see this ministry continue to grow? Do you want me to have the means to devote
myself to this ministry full time? Your
generosity makes this work possible.
Please use the enclosed envelope to send the best gift you can. Please consider a monthly commitment of $30,
$50 or $100. Make your checks payable
to Cherish and Respect Everyone. Thank
you for your support.