Monday, October 20, 2014


She put the phone back in its cradle, and leaned against the wall
Devastating silence, from the long awaited call
Congratulations, had confirmed her deepest fear
As she gave herself the label, unwed mother, eighteen years

And at the church across the street, the band played on
The choir sang another verse of another lovely song
But her world was crashing, in apartment 33
And she wondered if she would ever meet
Someone from the church across the street

She left her apartment, at a quarter after eight
Drove a mile to the clinic, walked inside the iron gate
She was greeted warmly, with reassurance in his voice
A simple, safe procedure… had she made the proper choice
Chorus… she paid the doctor's fee…..

Making recollections, she tries to forget
But the room where she had lived alone
She shares with her regret
She sits by the window and longs for something more
As she listens to the baby cry in apartment 34

And she wondered if she would ever meet
Someone who can help her with her need
Maybe someone from the church across the street.

This song always tears at my heart.  
It is not just because another another baby is sacrificed 
to abortion, but because the church failed her.  

You may think I am being harsh or critical, 
but didn't Jesus say, "Go ye"?  
Did He say, "Sit in your church and worship Me 
and when someone comes in with a need try to help them"? 
 Did He say, "Plan all kinds of activities to attract 
those around you to the church"?  

No, He said, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations" (Matthew 28:19) 
and "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, 
that ye should go and bring forth fruit" (John 15:16).  

He also said that we should start at home and in our neighborhood, 
"... ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, 
and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8).    

Jesus left the glories of heaven to come to earth to give His life so that 
we could be saved.  He didn't sit in heaven and wait for us to ask Him for help.  
What a sad situation it would be if that were the case.  

There are so many around us who need our love and witness.  
Our love, as Christians, should reach out to those around us. 

We may not know how they are hurting or what their 
needs are, but the love of Christ shining through us 
will reach them in their time of need.

Let's let our love for Christ shine out to others
to bring them into the fold in these last days.

My card for the week 

May God's grace be with you this coming week.

Song by Timothy Mark / Global Outreach Music / BMI Sung by the Whisnants


  1. lovely friend you too blessings for this week! loves ❤

  2. i just read your comment...just go to the end of the page to the followers widgets...

  3. Hello dearest Mehrll! Your blog posts are always a refreshment to my heart - thank you! And your cards are always so beautiful!

    Hugs to you!

  4. I have never heard that song before but it surely convicts you... Makes you realise afresh the need to shining truly for the Lord but be there in person for a need. Thanks so much for sharing Mehrll Shaz in Oz.x