What is the fascination we have with twins? Identical, fraternal, matching clothes or not, there is something really special about two at a time! Local sidewalk counselors in Charlotte have had two unusual twin stories from the frontlines.
One mother saw her two little babies moving around on the Mobile Ultrasound Unit from Monroe HELP center and received biblical counsel about life and death. This mother, despite pleadings from counselors and nurse, tucked that ultrasound picture away as a ‘memorial,’ left the RV and headed into the abortion mill. Those who prayed and shared were broken hearted.
Another mother, several weeks later, saw her two little babies moving around on the ultrasound screen on that same sidewalk and after much pleading and godly counsel and a few more phone calls, texts and even dinner out, this mama chose life for her two little babies. Those who prayed and shared were rejoicing.
Here’s where it gets interesting. Within a few weeks of each other, sidewalk counselors received news that the first mom, though returning to the abortion mill, wound up leaving and her little babies are still safely growing, waiting for matching outfits and “twos” of everything! Praise the Lord!
Sadly news was also received that the second mom decided to murder after all. No more double strollers, no more dancing ultrasound pictures. Those babies have been destroyed.
I am struck by the lesson of obedience here, and its similarities to the story Jesus told in Matthew 21:28-31
28 “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
29 “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
30 “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
31 “Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
True obedience is about doing. By the first mama’s ACTIONS, two little people will have a chance to live out the days God ordained for them. Two little lives were spared. Oh Father! Help me to be obedient in ACTION. Who needs to hear the gospel of Life today? Who needs Your touch? Whose life might be spared today by our ACTION?! Let us go and work in our Father’s vineyard!