15 Mar Life Scars (Ps 34:19) by Abby Johnson
Welcome God now with this LIFE Group Devotion (FB), provided by LIFE Runners (FB). Leaders. Guest Authors.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted...” ~ Ps 34:19 (full readings)
Abby’s Reflections: Many of us in the pro-life movement are wounded. Many of us have had abortions. Many of us have walked our friends into abortion clinics. Many have suffered miscarriages. We are wounded…but we are healers. Every time I go out to an abortion clinic to pray and sidewalk counsel, I am reminded of my two children that I aborted. I am also reminded of the thousands of children who were killed on my watch. I am reminded of the blood on my hands. But more than anything, I am reminded that I am forgiven. Praise God for His mercy! I thank God for my “life scars.” God can use all of us to minister to others, no matter what we have experienced in our life. Praise God that he can turn our sins and hurt into glory for HIM!
* Abby Johnson directed a Planned Parenthood abortion facility for 8 yrs. After witnessing an ultrasound guided abortion, she left her job and joined the pro-life movement. She is the president of And Then There Were None, dedicated to helping abortion facility workers escape. Abby is also a LIFE Runners teammate…high five!
Faith Challenge: Don’t fear your hurt. Use it to help others. Let Christ heal your heart and your grief. Let him work a miracle in your life.
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. Louise de Marillac.
Faith Quote: “I will extol You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up, and have not let my enemies rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.” ~ Psalm 30:1-2
Through Christ our Lord,