Julie, Tabitha and I participated in this morning’s Walk For Life sponsored by the Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County. The purpose of the walk was to raise funds to expand the Support Center’s ministry.

We started by making a quick stop at Dunkin Donuts for 50 munchkin donut holes, coffee and milk. We needed some quick energy food. We met several other friends at McKinley Park where we registered, received our very brightly colored t-shirts and prayed together before beginning the walk.

Our family participated in the Walk for two reasons: We are pro-life and we value the ministry of the Pregnancy Support Center. Each year in the United States alone, nearly 1.2 million abortions are performed. The vast majority are termed “abortions of convenience.” In other words, there is no known danger for the expectant mother to give birth to the infant.

It would have been easier for us to simply send a check. But there is something valuable about gathering to walk and show our support for life. It is also important to Julie and me to teach our daughter God’s value of human life.

God made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! (Psalm 139:13-17)

God is pro-life in every way. So, if you are walking around with guilt about a decision you made (or were involved in) in the past. Please know that the moment you ask for forgiveness from God, HE FORGIVES YOU. The same as he does my personal myriad of sins.

We are called to live a life of freedom and to share that life with as many as possible.