40=55 (Heb 12:12-13) by Steve Castle

06 Feb 40=55 (Heb 12:12-13) by Steve Castle

IMG_6208Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“So strengthen your drooping hands and weak knees.  Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed.”
~ Heb. 12:12-13 (full readings)
Steve’s Reflections:  The LIFE Runners not only run…they March!  Why did we March?  Because 40=55.  The National LIFE Runners Team was blessed to be on pilgrimage for LIFE at the 40th March for Life in Washington, DC where 650,000 pro-lifers marched on January 25th in memory of the 55 million lives lost since the legalization of abortion in the wake of Roe v. Wade.  It was the first March for Life without its founder, Nellie Gray, who the LIFE Runners memorialized through the inaugural Nellie Gray 5K the morning after the March in DC.  The LIFE Runners kicked off the 2013 Triple Crown with over 150 LIFE Runners present along with Fr. Frank Pavone (Priests for Life) and Jeanne Monahan (March for Life president).  Fr. Frank graciously blessed the event with a pre-race prayer, and Jeanne led off the 5K.  Moments before the race start, Fr. Frank Pavone received a text message, and he then announced Mississippi’s intent to close it’s last abortion clinic (article); the first of many Nellie Gray miracle’s to come (yesterday’s miracle baby story/image)!  The Nellie Gray 5K was covered by LifeSiteNews.com (article), and EWTN (English and Spanish) interviewed the National LIFE Runners Team the day of the March.  Check out our FB page for photos and videos.  Please make plans to join the LIFE Runners at the March next year.  Join with the hundreds of thousands who march in unity to strengthen our nations drooping hands and weak knees, making straight our nations crooked path!  
Steve Castle serves on the LIFE Group board and is a regular Friday devotion author. Him and his wife Tina lead the Fergus Falls MN LIFE Runners Chapter and attend to their number one ministry; their four children. Full bio.
Faith Challenge:  What’s your “Triple Crown” of pro-life?  What are you doing locally, on the state level, and on the federal level to raise awareness and stand up for the Unborn?  Make plans today to take part in the 2014 March for Life in DC with the National LIFE Runners Team.
Sr. Francelle’s Devotions:  March in Washington DC (30 Jan 2009).

Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, LifeNews, American Family, Vatican, Project Rachel.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion. LIFE Runners Creed. Add Prayers. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Paul Miki and Companions.
Faith Quote: “You can’t have a little bit of abortion. You can’t be a little bit pregnant. You must understand that life must be protected in total.” ~ Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life
* Nellie Gray Tribute Video with LIFE Runners salute at 2:47:  “We pray today for the repose of the soul of Nellie. Please pray for us. Pray for us as we press forward, running forward, forward, always forward…for Life.” In the days leading up to the March, Jeanne Monahan said the March for Life organization kept repeating “forward, forward, always forward!”
Through Christ our Lord,
Romans 12:12

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