(Tim) A month or two ago during a Lord's Day sermon, I mentioned the prevalence rate of abortion in our churches and how many of us are likely to be stained by this bloodshed of innocents. My purpose was to call us to self-examination and repentance, then faith in the saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ Who came, not for the righteous, but sinners. Afterward, one soul confessed to me privately that he thought he'd likely been complicit in the murder of a child of his, and he expressed deep love for the tender mercy of the Lord to him, a sinner.
This past Lord's Day, Easter 2009, Redeemer in Manhattan had a similar testimony during their worship service. Praise God that the Holy Spirit is awakening our hearts to the cries of the widows and orphans in their distress among us, and that we are responding with both repentance and faith.