Late one Saturday night, a pastor was putting the final touches on his
sermon for Sunday morning.
This particular Saturday night was a little different, he usually put
the finishing touches on his sermons in his study at his home, but had
left a particular book that he wanted some quotes from at his office.
As he completed his last sentence, he thought he'd better give his wife
a call to let her know that he was on his way home. As he turned his
light off at his desk, a knock came from the door. He looked at his
watch and noticed that it was after eleven and wondered who could this be.
With reservations, he stepped towards the door. Asking who it was on the
other side of the door, a young ladies voice exclaimed, "I need to talk
The pastor opened the door and saw a young lady all of sixteen. He
asked, "What can I do for you sweetheart?"
"Are you a preacher?" she asked.
"Yes I am." He responded, "Won't you come in and sit down."
"Pastor, I am pregnant. My boy friend wants me to have an abortion and I
don't think it's right to take a life!"
"You are very wise." said the pastor, "Life starts at conception, Have
you told your parents?"
"No, they wouldn't understand!" exclaimed the young frightened girl."I
am to meet my boy friend at a clinic downtown at midnight to have an
abortion; but I don't want to do it."
"My stand is and always will be pro life?" as he showed her some
scripture from the Bible backing up his stand. He told her; "God planted
that seed in you and only He can take it away, not man."
Before the young lady left, the pastor asked her if she would pray with
him as they got on their knees, he took her hand as he prayed for life
and not death.
"God will give you all the wisdom you need, if you leave it in His
hands. I hope I have helped. God bless you young lady!" His words
followed after her as she left.
The pastor tossed and turned all night, wondering if he had made a
difference or not; only praying that he had. "Oh God! Please give her
the wisdom she needs."
Almost two years had passed since that Saturday night. Still vivid in
his mind, he wondered if he had made a difference; he prayed that he
had. As he and his wife often do every Wednesday night after church,
they went to a local restaurant where they served a buffet. This
particular Wednesday night didn't seem any different from others with
the exception of a young couple that was standing in front of them in
The young lady was trying to hold her year old baby. As most babies do
at that age, this one continued to squirm and squirm. The young man with
the lady took the baby but with little triumph, he had the same problems.
The young lady said, "He's never like this! I can't explain it." The
young couple excused themselves and started to move out of the line.
While walking by, the baby made an unbelievable jolt as he jumped out of
the young man's arms into the unsuspecting arms of the surprised pastor
who quickly reached and grabbed the baby.
The startled mother couldn't believe what had happened as her eyes met
the pastor's. Tears flowed from both as their eyes met. He now had his
answer to the question which had haunted him for two years; it was life.
The mother said, "He never goes to anyone!" as the baby lay totally
still, asleep next to the pastor's heart.
The pastor married this couple two weeks later. Today this couple spends
every Sunday morning teaching Sunday school in his church. Twice a week
they work in the community for pro-life groups, helping others find life