It was February 13 and my husband Dan and I were traveling. He dropped me off while he went to park the car. While waiting I noticed a young woman walking toward me. She looked as if she’d been crying and on the verge of tears again.
Our eyes met and I said, “Are you all right?”
She shook her head and said, “No.”
“I only have a minute, but do you want to talk about it?”
“I just told my boyfriend I’m pregnant and he told me to get an abortion. I don’t know what to do! I cannot kill my baby!”
“I’m so sorry. But I think you’ve already made a good decision—not to abort your baby. Do you know Jesus?”
“If you were to die today do you know where you would go?”
“Probably heaven. I’ve been a good person.”
“I’m sure you are a good person. But the Bible tells us nobody is good enough! We are all sinners and we all need a Savior. That’s why Jesus came—so He could save us. Would you like me to pray for you?”
“Oh, I would! Please!”
Placing my hand on her shoulder, I prayed that God would protect her baby and give her the guidance and wisdom she needs. I prayed she would come to know the Lord Jesus and experience His love and peace.
Then I said, “Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and I have a Valentine for you! Would you like that?”
She smiled, “Thank you. Maybe that will cheer me up.”
I said, “This Valentine is special. It not only tells you that you are loved, but it will show you how you can know Jesus as your Savior.”
By now Dan was standing nearby giving me the nod. I gave her a quick hug and said, “Listen. Jesus loves you. You are not alone. Okay?”
Later I had regrets that I didn’t think to refer her to the nearest County Pregnancy Resource Center where she would receive assistance and guidance. So I prayed, “Lord, please guide Tiffany to the nearest CPC. Give her a wise and loving counselor who knows You and will give her the support she needs. I ask this in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.”
- So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
- SONG: GIVE ME A HEART – Lyrics by Liana Wendy Howarth; Music by Kathleen
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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