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Loving the Least of Your Neighbors

By Angela Wittman

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. – Matthew 5: 44-48

Many folks are coming to the realization that the least protected people in America are the weakest and most defenseless – the preborn. As a result of this realization, we are seeing an increase in efforts to establish protection for preborn people in legislative efforts such as the Personhood state constitutional amendment movement and support for various proposed “Right to Life” laws.

It is encouraging to watch God open eyes and hearts to the plight of the preborn who are at the mercy of their parents making a right “choice” to let them live. I have a great hope that the killing of these preborn babies will be outlawed in my lifetime. And while I applaud those leading the charge in the legislative halls of our state houses, let’s not forget those unsung heroes ministering on the streets of America.

Some folks call these street ministers “abortion protesters,” “anti-choicers” and other names that should not be mentioned due to their hatefulness and profanity. But I call them witnesses and ministers to the preborn, parents and the abortuary workers.

They are regularly at the abortuary to witness against the taking of a human life. Many hold signs of preborn children, while others hand out pamphlets to the customers going into the death clinic; their very presence is a statement that prenatal child-killing is wrong. They are in reality a witness to the crime of murder taking place inside the death camp walls.

They also minister at the abortion mill by offering help, hope and healing to those seeking the death camp services and those who work there. They not only offer information where the nearest Pregnancy Resource Center is, they are also there as ambassadors of the Lord Jesus Christ, who often call out to the lost with the love and hope of the Gospel, and include Gospel tracts in the brochures they hand out.

But perhaps the greatest witness and ministry shown to others are by our actions. So please continue witnessing and ministering to the least of our neighbors - the preborn - with the love and mercy our Lord Jesus Christ has poured into our hearts.

Let us not become weary in well doing as we know our Savior is strong and fights on our behalf. He has promised to never leave or forsake us and we can take comfort in this knowledge. Amen.


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