A Time of Budding

In recognition of the March for Life held yearly on January 22nd

Yes, there is a life inside the womb,
Where it was meant to be safe
But a multitude have met doom–
A delicate bud created to bloom
To be a beautiful flower, but was cast away;
Yet many have been spared because you did pray.
And I have My “angels” going around
Rescuing those women who haven’t yet found
That the one inside is special and gifted–
Not a burden that needs to be lifted.
An awakening can bud–a turning around,
So all the unborn can be brought forth sound.
And “parents” who’ve aborted these and may know little of Me
Can repent and then I will set them free
To go on and find a better day;
For I remove sins far and away.
And what of those who performed the deed?
These also I’d forgive if they would realize their need
To repent for this taking of humanity,
And what a sad realization it would be.
Tears of remorse can so overwhelm–
Remember, I forgive all sins in My Realm.
But for those who faced the world and stood
For these little ones when no one else would,
I won’t forget the things you’ve done
At the time the battle is truly won.
For I am the Giver of Life on this earth,
Declaring the value of each person’s worth.

P. A. Oltrogge

“For Thou didst form my inward parts; Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Thy works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from Thee, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth. Thine eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.” Psalm 139:13-16

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you….” Jeremiah 1:5

“From that time Jesus began to preach and say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'” Matthew 4:17

Come, as a Little Child

“And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, ‘Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.'” Matthew 18:2-5 (KJV)

A heart that is very tender, like that of a little child,
Is needed to perceive God’s chosen Lamb, who was perfect and undefiled.
Sweetly, Jesus came, long ago, as a baby on the hay;
And, tenderly, He calls to each person yet today,
To recognize God’s pathway to the Way, the Truth, and the Life,
For eternity and, also, in this present world of strife.
Jesus laid down His life on a cross, and rose again, so we can be free
To draw from His strength in our own lives, helping others to also see
That they can be restored–to a heavenly Father who is gracious
To lead them in this life and to a heaven, fair and spacious.
There is room there for any person, who, like a little child, took
The gift freely offered by Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Holy Book.
Remember, please, its warning–not to be too “wise,”
But to take of the offer that is proper in His Father’s eyes.
Harden not your heart, for you’re meant to be relieved,
Of search for Truth by any other, than by Christ whom you’ve believed.

P. A. Oltrogge

“Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness.” Hebrews 3:7-9 (KJV)

“While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” Hebrews 3:15 (KJV)

“Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, Today, after so long a time; as it is said, today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Hebrews 4:7 (KJV)

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:5-7 (KJV)