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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Oh Lord You have seen this; be not silent. Do not be far from me, Oh Lord.

Early this morning, at about 4am, Glen woke up suddenly. Planned Parenthood was on his mind. He prayed that SOMETHING would happen today at Planned Parenthood that would glorify God.

Here's what happened:

Christians came to proclaim God's truth to those who do not seek Him.

A woman, looking for a REALTOR because she is moving to Bloomington, found a parking space, a helping hand, a real estate agent, and ... us! She asked if we were protesting. She encouraged us with her story of an abortion decades ago, and her struggle with despair. After meeting with the realtor, she reported that she found a place, and would be back next week to stand with us... She may even have found a church! (Please, thank God for, and pray for Linda)

A couple drove up in a vehicle that had "Jesus" prominently displayed on a plate on the front. The escorts and the guard approached the car and waited for the couple to emerge, as if to reassure them that they would be protected from the Christians. They waited a long time. Finally, the couple backed out of the parking space and left.

At least one of us was there long enough to see, for the first time, a young woman emerge from planned parenthood following the death of her child.

God was glorified!

Psalm 40

1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.

3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the LORD.

4 Blessed is the man
who makes the LORD his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.

5 Many, O LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us
no one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them,
they would be too many to declare.

6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but my ears you have pierced;
burnt offerings and sin offerings
you did not require.

7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll.

8 I desire to do your will, O my God;
your law is within my heart."

9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips,
as you know, O LORD.

10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.
I do not conceal your love and your truth
from the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD;
may your love and your truth always protect me.

12 For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.

13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me;
O LORD, come quickly to help me.

14 May all who seek to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.

15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!"
be appalled at their own shame.

16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation always say,
"The LORD be exalted!"

17 Yet I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
O my God, do not delay.

Oh, Yeah!

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