By Dianne E. Butts:
Queen Esther put her life on the line to save her fellow Israelites and her nation. A group of women is hoping to have a similar impact on their American countrymen and nation. From March 17 to Good Friday, which is April 6, 2012, thirty-nine young women will walk a 21-day, 250-mile trek in Texas. As they walk and pray, these women hope they will find God after abortion in the Good Friday Esther Call.
They are walking “from the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood Center, located in Houston, Texas, to the courthouse in Dallas where Roe v Wade was born” according to the Back to Life Movement web site.
These 39 women, one for each year abortion has been legal in the United States, “will leave everything behind to embark on the symbolic journey depicting America’s tragic path of abortion, taking a radical stand for life as they share their personal stories of how abortion has impacted each of their lives” the site says.
The Esther Call culminates with events at the Dallas Convention Center on April 5 and 6. April 6th is Good Friday, the day that commemorates Jesus dying on the cross for the atonement of all people who will accept Him. Activities include a teaching of the book of Esther in the Bible, worship, a Good Friday Communion Service, and “TheCall Solemn Assembly” according to TheCall web site. Registration is free, but required.
According to the TheCall web site, the walkers and pray-ers will claim the promise of Joshua 1:3 to “reclaim” America as they walk between these two key abortion landmarks.
Joshua 1:3 promises, “I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.”
Through their own stories, their 250-mile walk, and their events at the Dallas Convention Center, these women hope other women will find God after abortion in the Good Friday Esther Call.
©Dianne E. Butts. Dianne is a freelance writer, author, and screenwriter. Her latest book is Deliver Me (http://bit.ly/sWWaZR) is for those in an unplanned pregnancy or with one in their past. Her first book Dear America (http://amzn.to/DearAmerica) has just been republished for Kindle. Follow her writing at www.DeliverMeBook.blogspot.com