Daily Archives: December 21, 2012

Blessings amidst the sorrow


The owner of a small restaurant in Des Moines says one of his employees came in and asked if she could get her paycheck a little early. While he was in the office cutting her check, she watched the news about the Newtown shootings.

Her boss came out to find her sobbing uncontrollably. She told him, “I needed my paycheck early because I have an appointment at Planned Parenthood this afternoon to have an abortion.” And then she said, “After seeing all of those innocent young children dying and all of those mothers who have had their children taken from them, I can’t go through with this abortion!”

The young girl said she didn’t know where to go for help. Her boss got her in touch with his mother, who is very active in Iowa Right to Life. God is good!


Filed under Abortion, Newtown, Planned Parenthood

‘Twas 11 days before Christmas

Let the children come

‘Twas 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38  a.m.
When 20  beautiful children stormed through Heaven’s gate.
Their smiles were contagious; their laughter filled the  air.
They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there.

They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say;
They remembered nothing of what had happened earlier that day.
“Where are we?” asked a little girl, as quiet as a  mouse.
“This is Heaven,” declared a small boy. “We’re spending Christmas at God’s house.”

When what to their wondering eyes did appear,
But Jesus, their Savior; the children gathered near.
He looked at them and smiled, and they smiled just the same.
Then He opened His arms and He called them by name.

And in that moment was joy, that only Heaven can  bring,
Those children all flew into the arms of their King.
And as they lingered in the warmth of His embrace,
one small girl turned and looked at Jesus’ face.

And as if He could read all the questions she had,
He gently whispered to her, “I’ll take care of Mom and  Dad.”
Then He looked down on Earth, the world far below,
He saw all of the hurt, the sorrow, and woe.

Then He closed His eyes and He outstretched His hand,
“Let My power and presence re-enter this land!
May this country be delivered from the hands of foods.
I’m taking back my nation.  I’m taking back my  schools!”

Then He and the children stood up without a sound.
“Come now, my children, let me show you around.”
Excitement filled the space, some skipped and some ran,
All displaying enthusiasm that only a small child can.

And I heard Him proclaim as He walked out of sight,
“In the midst of this darkness, I AM STILL THE LIGHT.”

Written by Cameo Smith, Mt. Wolf, PA

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