As you know, gentle readers, I go to the abortion mill, the killing grounds of America in Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A., on Thursday afternoons. This is the day that Planned Deathhood of Bremerton kills the most innocent among us and injures their mothers and fathers for a lifetime.
I hold my "I Regret My Abortion" sign and I, along with others, pray for the souls of those being aborted, for the parents of the baby, for those who work in the abortion industry, and for ourselves, that we may be made ever aware of God's love for all people, no matter what their circumstances are.
Yesterday a man and woman drove by. She was on the other side of the car, but I could see her gesturing with her thumb pointing downwards. I am sorry, M'am, if you do not like what my sign says, but guess what? It is MY regret and it is MY story.
A little while later, the same car drove by us again, this time with the woman on our side, and the woman was up against the window, vigorously giving us the 'go to hell' sign with her hand. I am sorry, but I laughed out loud. Here, this woman, who looked to be about mid-50's or so had to come back around, show us her displeasure and if she could have jumped out of the car, I am sure she would have.
Alas, most people who flip us off or tell us to go to hell are cowards.
I would love to hear what they have to say. Listen to them. I have no agenda in being out in front of the abortion mill - EXCEPT for, please God that one less woman will decide to abort her baby. One more man will decide to be a GOOD father and protect his child. And, that those who have been injured by abortion will be healed through Christ Jesus who loves us so.
Another mid-60's or so couple drove by and BOTH of them, normally, dignified and perhaps wonderful community members, even attenders of a church, gave us the go to hell sign. Oh their faces were angry...pure hatred.
It is so very difficult to look at the sin of abortion if one has been involved in it. To think that you actually were involved with the demise of your own flesh and blood is searing. It is scary to think about - and so many avoid it and in that avoidance, lash out, defend their right to have had their child slaughtered in ways that are truly barbaric and unthinkable.
The saddest part is that our society does not look upon those who have had abortions with compassion, giving them time to grieve and helping them to come out on the other side of this tragedy. Rachel's Vineyard does just that, and that is why I love RV and why I work with it.
May we all come to know Christ's healing touch and love - for ourselves, our neighbors and the strangers we have not yet met.