Belonging

 

Angry faces. tattoo_it_on_your_heart_rachael_m_colby_belonging

Phone calls.

Angry words hurled in public places.               

“Get a *?#*!#! abortion!” they said.

“No!” she said.

She would not take the life of her child.

 

“I’m coming over to visit and I’m bringing my camera,” I said. “I’ll take some pictures of you and the baby. It will be my gift to you.”

And there he stood, this giant, cradling the fragile frame of his infant daughter nestled contentedly in his arms.

Grace. Amazing grace.

“Tell him we need to cut the hospital band off; it’s getting too tight on her. He won’t let me take it off,” her mama said.

“Wait,” her daddy said. “Take a picture first. It shows we belong to each other.”

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written,The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. Psalms 139:13-16 (NKJV)

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

         © 2017 Rachael M Colby             Tattoo It On Your Heart

Help from Focus on the Family

If you find yourself in a crisis pregnancy situation, or have had an abortion and are seeking help, here are some links for counseling and resources from Focus on the Family.  

Need Help? Call 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459)

Focus on the Family Free Counseling Line: 1-855-771-HELP (4357)

Operation Ultrasound:  1-800-232-6459 or 1-855-771-4357

Monday-Friday; 6am – 8pm (Mountain Time)

Helpful Articles and Resources:

As a pastor who regrets an abortion in my past, I want to say that there is hope for those who have participated in, or who have had an abortion…Continue reading this article by Pastor Shane Idleman here:  http://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life/pre-born/my-child-would-have-been-22-this-year

Many women who choose abortion struggle with guilt – guilt that stops them from talking about it or getting the emotional help they deserve… Continue reading this article by Teri Reisser and Paul Reisser here:

http://www.focusonthefamily.com/pro-life/pre-born

Free downloadable Advocacy for Human Life Toolbox from Focus on the family.

Where is another God like you, who pardons the guilt of the remnant, overlooking the sins of his special people? You will not stay angry with your people forever, because you delight in showing unfailing love. Once again you will have compassion on us. You will trample our sins under your feet and throw them into the depths of the ocean! Micah 7:18-19

 

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