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Sidewalk rescue is the new sidewalk counseling. Don’t be confused, sidewalk rescuing is not going onto private property to shut down the abortion mill for the day. And by the way, we completely agree with traditional rescuing. Read more about Biblical Rescues, Law Breakers & The Prolife Movement HERE.
To answer your question, YES, traditional and sidewalk rescues are biblical.
In the New Testament, the Greek word SOZOS [Strongs G4982] means:
1) to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction 1a) one (from injury or peril) 1a1) to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health 1b1) to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
The Greek word sozos is in the New Testament – KJV version – over 100 times, in every Gospel and in 15 epistles. Rescuing is the business and calling of every Christian. This is why sidewalk ministry and sidewalk rescuing is critical and reasonable.
Of course proaborts want to demonize Christians for interposing on the sidewalk. That’s just a scare tactic to keep YOU from ministering where people die every single day in the United States. So, let’s put rescuing in terms that even a proabort and deathscort can understand.
Have you ever ‘rescued’ a wanted cat or dog at a shelter? Of course not. Those dogs and cats were not wanted and were left at a place that may or may not kill them simply for being unwanted. Unwanted cats and dogs have a 100% change of being euthanized in a kill shelter. However, in a NO-KILL shelter, unwanted cats and dogs will be given a place to sleep and food to eat for as long as it takes for the perfect family to find them and adopt them.
In this scenario, RESCUE equals ADOPTION. Very few people will take their unwanted pets to a kill shelter because it isn’t a HUMANE treatment of animals.
Keeping that in mind, consider the ‘humane’ treatment of human people. Even born people aren’t necessarily protected by law. Sometimes born humans are passed onto nursing homes, foster care, or orphanages when no one wants to care for them, even though those places can be dangerous to their health and general well-being. But few die as a result of their placement, no matter how cruel it is. But is it HUMANE?
Stay with me.
Unwanted unborn humans have a 100% chance of being aborted. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT CHANCE because there are NO LAWS protecting all unborn humans from abortion murder. In real terms, about 20% of unborn children are aborted. Interestingly, those same 20% choosing not to give birth to their living unborn baby will go to a no-kill shelter because it is HUMANE.
Conversely, there are ‘no-kill’ shelters for unborn humans. Crisis pregnancy centers rescue unborn humans from abortion death. CPC’s can either help find adoptive parents or equip the mom to be her baby’s parent. Proaborts call crisis pregnancy centers ‘fake clinics’, a rescued human baby would call it HUMANE.
When unborn humans go to a kill shelter – the abortion mill – there is nearly a 100% chance they will die that day UNLESS THEY ARE RESCUED. The sidewalk is the last chance an unborn baby has to be rescued. The public sidewalk is the line between good and evil, life and death. Proaborts can whine about sidewalk rescuing and ministry all they want, but if their life depended on it, they would see the benefit of the efforts of people they have never met who love them enough to save their lives.
Rescuers and ministers meet the need of unwanted unborn human children and his/her mother before the abortion appointment. On the sidewalk, there is real help for the real needs of every mother, and the very last chance an unwanted unborn child has to STAY ALIVE.
“Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.” [Proverbs 24:11]
Sidewalk rescuing and sidewalk ministry is ESSENTIAL and HUMANE for every unwanted, unborn human baby.
And sometimes, it’s Festivus for the rest of us.
Many times I do not post on Mother’s Day. It came be a sad and depressing day for me, and many other moms who are on the other side of parenting.
Maybe you are estranged from your kids.
Maybe your pregnancy loss from miscarriage or abortion is too overwhelming.
Maybe your mom just passed away.
And that’s just one side of the other side of parenting.
Some moms gave their child up for adoption.
Some moms are in prison.
Some moms are still in recovery.
Some moms are still reeling from their kids taken away to foster care.
Some moms are dealing with a bad divorce.
Some moms are dealing with the death of her husband.
Some moms were abandoned.
Some moms feel they don’t deserve to be mothers and can’t get past the guilt.
There are so many sides to the other side of parenting. Mother’s Day can be a grim reminder of a past you can’t fix.
Why can’t moms just love life enough to let it spill over to their children? Because moms in crisis don’t have the luxury of being optimistic. It’s survival.
Mother’s Day is not a hallmark holiday for the rest of us. WE CANNOT CHANGE THE PAST but we can be more forward thinking for our future whether others in your life or family believe we deserve it or not.
Be kind to moms on Mother’s Day. You don’t know the grief they may be going through. I know for me, besides a bunch of other stuff I mentioned before, I lost my mom just last month. Even when your childhood wasn’t the best, or even at least ‘normal’, I still mourn her loss, knowing I cannot see her again on this side of heaven. But my hope still resides with Jesus, and eternity with Him, and seeing her again renewed and young and healthy again. I am forever thankful she chose life for me.
So set up the pole. Air your grievances. Show your feats of strength. YOU ARE A MOM. Society cannot take that away from you.
God bless all of you on this Mother’s Day. You are worthy of love and respect. Make this day a day of renewal and greater Love.
This is a great subject for me. Now, I will acknowledge that other moms don’t have a great relationship with their step kids or maybe the problem resides with THE OTHER MOM and her family making sure you don’t have a healthy relationship with the kids. There are so many facets of step parenthood.
But for me it was another chance for not just parenting, but changing my self image that I allowed to look like a train wreck. Shame on me for that, deserved or not. We cannot be a better parent if we continue to remind ourselves we were bad parents or non parents in the past. God has a way of renewal for us that we sometimes mistake for more of the same.
Since being a step parent, I still cannot get past my grief of my past parenting, but now I have that amazing chance to be the parent I always wanted to be to my own kids and my step kids. Who knew I was worthy enough of being a mentor and friend to people I did not give birth to? How is that even possible? Truly, it is a God thing. God can heal ANYTHING.
Let me be clear: I KNOW I am the lucky one, blessed beyond measure to be in a family that celebrates my love and knowledge. I am trusted, I am loved without strings.
Step parenting can be truly beautiful. These great kids adopted me. This should be the way of life of every step family.
Happy Mother’s Day!