Saturday, March 19, 2011

So by their Fruits You Will Know Them

The Holy Spirit will work through you at any moment, just as he did with us today. Today is the Feast Day of Saint Joseph, the patron saint of fathers, and the protector of Jesus and Mary.

Pat saw a car coming into the clinic parking lot and urged me to go over to the sidewalk. She gave me some liturature to pass out, and I approached this young man as he was getting out of his car. His wife/girlfriend stood back in the distance. The young man was holding a precious, beautiful baby girl with soft curly black hair. I said, "Good morning, how are you?" "Would you like to take some information?" To my surprise, he started walking in my direction. I handed him the information and told him that he was so blessed with his child, as I ran my fingers through her little curls. I then asked him if his wife/girlfriend was pregnant and he said, "yes." I then told him that the pregnancy help center would do an ultrasound for them free of charge, and that this place performed abortions and was not very family friendly. His wife/girlfriend then walked over to us and told him, "Let's Go!" I said, "goodbye and God Bless you!"

As they were walking towards the clinic gate, Pat briefly spoke to the young man and gave him a rosary.
They were not in the clinic very long, less than 10 minutes. Pat approached them once again and spoke with them briefly. Meanwhile, I stood on the sidewalk praising God with the other prayer warriors. By the grace of God they chose not to abort their precious baby. This was further confirmed when they stopped to kiss each other before they entered their car. I knew that God had already worked in their hearts, and it ended with a kiss.

What made them change their minds? The most, simple love of our Lord Jesus Christ saved their baby! He worked in their hearts, and He used a simple plastic rosary with his image on it as His instrument. They told Pat - that as they were entering the clinic; the nurses told them to throw the rosary away in the trash can! This bothered them, so they left the clinic in haste. Praise God!

"Beware of false profits, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. So by their fruits you will know them. Matthew 7:15-20

We thank you Jesus for saving this precious baby from the evils of abortion. We continue to pray for this little family, and may they continue to grow in faith and love, imitating the holy family. We also ask for the intercession of Saint Joseph, to protect this beautiful family.

Sonia Rand

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