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The sign of a blessed private members motion

You know how sometimes you see a funny coincidence and you wonder if it’s a sign from heaven? Well, today is the first day of the 40 Days For Life campaign.  I got up early, went down to our local abortion facility and started to put in my daily hour of prayer for an end to abortion.

While praying, it dawned on me that today is also the day of the vote on Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312.  The motion seeks to study scientific evidence on whether the child in the womb is a human being. The Criminal Code of Canada defines the child as a non-human entity until the moment of complete birth. Absurd, I know, but that's what it says.

40 Days For Life has a slogan that says “This is the beginning of the end of abortion”.  Is it a sign from heaven that Motion 312’s vote got scheduled on the same day as the opening of this campaign of prayer and fasting to end abortion?

For me personally, I’ll choose to believe that it is! Here’s why…  although the motion is destined to defeat owing to the minority number of pro-life MPs in the House of Commons, M-312 has already succeeded in another sense. It has allowed millions of Canadians to hear the humanity of the unborn child discussed in the context of abortion.  For many Canadians, this is the first time they’ve ever heard a context to abortion other than the euphemism of “choice”.  

Although the debate on abortion was never closed, it has been thrust open all the wider as a result of Motion 312… and even heaven agrees!

By: Mary Pringle
September 26, 2012 @ 1:55pm
Today, Sept. 26th, is also the Feast Day in the Catholic Church of the Canadian Martyrs who were skinned and burned alive trying to bring Christianity to our country. They, together with St. Joseph, are the patron saints of Canada.

Coincidence? Of course not. Sometimes we need to suffer for our cause and trust that, in God's time, our own martyrdom will bear fruit. Keep up the fight.

Proverbs says that the heart of the King is like running water in the hands of Yahweh, He can direct it any way He likes. Let's place the heart of our Prime Minister in God's hands and keep praying for him...with love and mercy.

God bless you all!

Mary Pringle
By: Laurie Eberhardt
September 26, 2012 @ 2:47pm
I realized the same thing this morning about the Motion 312 vote and 40 days for life, I wondered what feast day it would be then forgot to check. This is definitely a wonderful sign. I have realized that one tremendous blessing of Motion 312 is that Canadian pro life voices are uniting through social media to raise the voice of the voiceless unborn. It is an exciting opportunity for us to unite and speak in one voice.
By: Don L Steele
September 26, 2012 @ 3:51pm
Faith in God and on this day Sept 26 we can remember St. Paul's words.

"Where sin is, Grace abounds.
God Bless to all.
Don L Steele
By: Desiree D'Cunha
September 26, 2012 @ 9:22pm
Hi Jack,
Thanks for this blog post. It felt really nice and re-assuring that God is working.
God bless you.
In Christ,