As told by John Barros:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. Oh how true those words are. I so look forward to meeting with the Lord down here every morning. His steadfast love never ceases, and it is new every morning to me and all the folks down here.
As I was driving down this morning the chorus to this verse that I probably haven’t heard in twenty years began going through my mind and heart. Right after getting set up I began singing it and then the amazing Sarah Woodroof showed up to serve today. I haven’t been able to see her much lately because of her studies at RBC and now being on staff at her church. I knew it was going to be a great day.
Lacey came down with her baby to help a bit when a car pulled up behind my van. “Greg” had gospel music playing as he dropped Taneesha off. It was really strange to hear gospel music playing in his car while other people’s cars pulled on with that deep gangster rap playing. It was pretty symbolic of the two different kingdoms that meet down here.
Greg jumped out of his car when I began talking to his lady. He is definately one of the most interesting-looking men I have ever met. He had big dreadlocks and his face was covered in tattoos. He shewed her inside but was willing to talk while his beautiful little son was in the back seat. As we spoke about what a gift God has given him and what God thinks of this from scripture, he became visibly moved deep inside. I told him about the cross tattooed on his face and the music on his radio. He began to tear up and said, “I believe but have never gone full-in.”
He was told of his need to repent and commit his life to Christ. Amazingly, because this doesn’t happen often, he said “I am right now.” He asked me to watch his son and he went inside and brought Taneesha out. I was able to get Stella from Choices on the line and they spoke. After they hung up a fight erupted. Greg stood firm and at one point grabbed her and said. ” Don’t you understand? Killing this baby would be just like putting a gun to our son in the car’s head and pulling the trigger.” It was incredible to watch because it was all in front of us. I learned long ago to not butt in where the Holy Spirit is working because He is much better than anything we could say or do. To make a long story short, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. We stood in absolute amazement at what He had done. Greg was so thankful and his lady was in tears. He said he will call me. Please pray he does.
At one point a homeless man came walking by and Sarah offered him some cold water. This led into her sharing the gospel with him. It was beautiful to watch.
Then about 2:00 a young lady came outside to tell her boyfriend “I can’t do it.” She had been inside since about 8:30. He had been mildly mocking us all day and when hearing her he said, “What?! What do you mean?” She said, “It’s just not right. I can’t,” and off they sped away.
Both of these couples gave one thing in common: they weren’t united in this decision. Please pray that the Lord would change the other partner’s heart als, that they would not return to this or another abortion clinic, and that they would reach out for help.