This was sent to me on facebook…and it sounded like something I should pass on to you all.
Please join us in this outreach to the president concerning abortion.
PLEASE join me in sending a red envelope to President Obama. ALSO…post this on your page & ask the same of others.
Read below for details:
Dear Friends and Intercessors,
This afternoon I was praying about a number of things, and my mind began to wander. I was deeply distressed at the symbolic actions that President Obama took as he began his presidency. Namely, that he signed executive orders releasing funds to pay for abortions, permission to fund human stem cell research, and federal funding for contraception. I have been involved in the pro-life movement for nearly 20 years, and it pained my heart to see a man and a political party committed to the shedding of innocent blood. This man, and this party lead our country, but they do not represent me or the 54% of Americans who believe that abortion is wrong and should no longer be legal.
As I was praying, I believe that God gave me an interesting idea. Out in the garage I have a box of red envelopes. Like the powerful image of the red LIFE tape, an empty red envelope will send a message to Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue. It will be quiet, but clear.
Here is what I would like you to do:
Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington , D.C.
On the back, write the following message.
This envelope represents one child who died in abortion.
It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world.
Responsibility begins with conception.
Mail it the weekend of February 28th. Please tag every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died before having a a chance to live. Maybe it will change the heart of the president.
Guest Post – Karina Meiklejohn
I’ve known Karina for quite a while, and her maturity of thought and action has always inspired me. I came across this poem she wrote the other day, and was struck by it’s deep message. She kindly gave me permission to share it with you.
She waits in the room; she feels kicking but it’s just tissue
Will she regret her decision, will one day she say I miss you?
What kind of a nation is this?
Where we devalue what is most priceless
When we murder before they had air to breathe
Before their eyes could see
When we look at ourselves in the mirror and let go of their life
We think it’s ok because we don’t hold the knife
She feels invisible, so alone
Life goes by, voices just tones
She’s stuck in the past; time stopped that day
Now she wants to give her life away
She thinks the blood will hide her pain
That if scars heal in time, Death too will be gain
She doesn’t know eternity waits behind that final step
Her back is turned; she faces the promises he never kept
He thinks because everyone does it it must be right
He hides from darkness; makes his unconsciousness his light
It’s his escape from a world that no longer cares
He thinks it will lighten the burden he bears
The temporary high feels worse back down
When awake he’s lost, blind he’s found
He doesn’t know he’s ruining himself
That his mind is nothing but a book on a shelf
Did we see them; did we miss an opportunity?
To share the love of Christ, the only light they really need
Christ’s love can save them from their misery
God will grow what He’s given; when we plant the seeds
So lives will be changed and testimonies made
When they realize that for them Christ’s life was laid
When they believe that by His blood their sins were paid
And they know that lives will be saved