This is Real Love.
,This is real love.
Last year we had a client come through our doors seeking a pregnancy test. This client was fidgeting and speaking fast. I could tell that she just wanted her test results and nothing more. I called her name, and she followed me to the counseling room. We began talking and I found out why this girl seemed so anxious. She did not want to be pregnant. She did not have a good relationship with her family or the potential father. She didn’t go to church because she felt like everyone was a hypocrite. She felt like she had no one.
The session continued and I was almost at a loss for words. What was I to say to make her feel like she wasn’t alone? What was I going to say to encourage her in this potential pregnancy? In that moment the Lord’s love for his sweet daughter began pouring out of my mouth. I told her that she wasn’t alone and even though she felt like the church was full of hypocrites that is not how the Lord intended for it to be. I told her that she was so valuable to him, and that here she was not alone. Care Pregnancy Center would be there to support her, even if no one else would.
This client heard what I said, but still left unsure what she would do with this pregnancy. I prayed for her. I couldn’t stop thinking about her, because I knew that she would be a strong mom. She came back for an ultrasound a few weeks later and saw her baby’s heartbeat, and cried. I cried. The nurse cried. This sweet client was going to be a momma.
This is the heartbeat of Care Pregnancy Center. We exist to offer life-affirming support. We exist to see the lies of the enemy cast out by the love of our good God. There are options for women, and we want to be there to share and to walk alongside women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
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