When I was 20 Terry and I lost our first baby to miscarriage. For months after those sad days in our life we feared we would never have a baby. (The Lord blessed us with 3 healthy boys later on.) I love being a mom and a grandma.
These past few months I've wondered if God was through using me. Our sons are grown and live away from us. We try to be an influence on our grands, but time with them is very limited.
I heard a speaker, The activist mommy-Elizabeth Johnston, telling about the national day of mourning taking place today, February 23, 2019. It is a day of repentance and mourning for the babies lost to abortion. There are thousands of people coming to Albany, NY and 10+ other cities across the USA for this event. It is not a fund raiser. There will be speakers, but it will be a serious assembly of people of like minds.
She urged people to wear black, not shop today, and close their business for the day. It is to be a day of prayer and repentance. Why should I repent? Because these laws happened on my watch.
God will forgive when we repent whether it be for not taking a strong stand or whether we had an abortion personally. Forgiveness is key. That is what God does when we repent.
I am not able to go to any of the cities where the assemblies are located. I am just a grandma, but I am wearing black and I am praying today. I ask that those of you of like mind join in this prayer. Our country and our world needs these prayers.