Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Walk...

Today I walked.

Today I made a statement with my presence.

Today I set an example for my daughter.

Today I was obedient.

Today I hopefully made a difference.

Today I prayed.

Today I walked with purpose.

Today I walked... for Him.

The pregnancy center in our little town is sponsored by our church. The director put together a "prayer walk" for "life." What a wonderful ministry to sponsor and be a part of.

As we walked along, I kept thinking how beautiful the day was...big fluffy clouds, cool breeze... me in a crowd of people set on one goal. We all wanted to make a difference for Christ.

I have to be honest. I really didn't want to go, at first. The thought of walking through town, after Sunday lunch at the Mexican restaurant, missing my traditional Sunday past time (a nap), didn't sound too inviting. But then, sometimes we have to do things we don't always want to do. We have to set the example for our kids that sacrifices have to be made, big and small, when you believe in something. As I proceeded to walk, my heart changed. The nap was forgotten and I was excited to be a part of something so much bigger than myself.

I may step on some toes here, but I'm sorry, I'M NOT SORRY. You see, I believe in a Creator, God, who knew me before I was even born. I am a mother who looks in the faces of her children and says; "How can you not believe there is not a God?!!! How can you not want this?!!!" I look at the beautiful individuals this world holds, and know that there is no way that they came into being "just because." Each one of us came into being because God spoke.

This isn't about political parties. This isn't about a popularity contest. This isn't even about your freedom to choose. This is about the beauty of life. This is about offering hope to the desperate. Grace to the hurting. And care to those in need.

It was our first year to do this, so the group was not as large as it could have been. But the faith represented was HUGE. As minister after minister, from different denominations read scripture and prayed at the closing ceremony, I was thankful for the opportunity I had today, to do something little, that could possibly make a big difference.

It might have started as a simple walk... but it became a journey of the heart.

"Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,

before you were born I set you apart."

Jeremiah 1:5

My Kayla...
Hope you have a beautiful week, remembering that you were created by God, for His glory!


Julie said...

Hey Mich,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet words left for me there. I am grateful for your visit.
You blessed me today.

How awesome that you did this prayer walk. I have done several through the years... it's always worth it.

I pray your night is blessed!

Jim said...

Thanks for walking and for talking about it. Thanks for sharing in the way that you do - you do minister to many people, especially this Dad.


He & Me + 3 said...

This is awesome Mich! I wish more would do this. I wish I could be part of something like this. Good for you getting out there & walking.

Gretchen said...


Deborah Ann said...

Something struck me in your words...of course I hurt with the killing of babies, but I never looked further down the road to realize that God isn't just grieving for the infants, He's grieving for the man or woman that will never walk this earth. He had great pleasure in designing each one...their personalities, funny quirks, or watching their faces light up when they laugh. We probably don't even come close to feeling the heartache God has...

Kristin said...

Amen, Mich! That is a wonderful thing to walk for such a great cause! I just did a post the other day about the huge mega-abortion clinic going up in Houston. These pregnancy resource centers are SO important for spreading the truth!

Amber said...

Good stuff, sweetie. Good stuff.

Love you.

christy rose said...

Now that is walking with purpose! And that is just plain wonderful! :)

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What a wonderful thing to do!