I had a dream the night before last that will probably stick with me forever. I was somewhere around this huge oven, or stove, or campfire, and (this was disturbing) there were babies abandoned around it. They had been left there either to die or because people thought they were already dead, and I was so sad...I was watching them and realized two of the babies were still alive ...and I went to ask for help, and I pulled them out of the fire, and got them blankets, thinking I needed to get them to a hospital for burn treatment. But they had no burns, they were perfectly calm, healthy, living babies. The dream was so vivid! Still half asleep, I asked God what it meant and He said, clear as anything, "You are pulling babies from the fire." I immediately thought of Jude 23. Gasp!
"...snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh."
Here in Wasilla, we are in the middle of fundraising efforts to convert our local HeartReach Pregnancy Center into a medical facility, so we can provide ultrasounds for women in need. Currently these women have to be referred to the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Anchorage forty-five minutes away to get an ultrasound. Unfortunately, not everyone will make that drive to see the reality of the life inside them, so we are bringing that reality to them as soon as possible.
We are snatching them from the fire! Every time we send a check to a local crisis pregancy center, every time we vote for candidates who value life, everytime we support the business of someone who donates to the cause of life, every time we sign a petition furthering the cause for life. Every time we read the Constitution, and every time we educate ourselves and others about legislation and current events.
Every time we hold our elected officials feet to the fire, we are snatching the babies - and their mothers - out of it.
Every time we put a new ultrasound machine in a prolife facility, we win! Every time.
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Corinthians 4:1