*Before reading this post, please not that it is political in nature. I didn't post this in efforts to offend anyone, hurt anyone or judge anyone, in anyway. This is what I believe and I know it is what God believes; every baby is precious in his sight, because He the creator of all things creates each and every one of them.
I found this on Loni's blog- Writing Canvas and thought it was a wonderful way to show the importance of each and every unborn babies life. She said this is circulating around facebook so maybe you have seen it. I hadn't and thought I would put it on my blog and hopefully get some of you to join in on this simple yet effective idea.
Dear Friends and Intercessors:
This afternoon I was praying about a number of things, and my mind began to wander. I was deeply distressed at the symbolic actions that President Obama took as he began his presidency. Namely, that he signed executive orders releasing funds to pay for abortions, permission to fund human stem cell research, and federal funding for contraception. I have been involved in the pro-life movement for nearly 20 years, and it pained my heart to see a man and a political party committed to the shedding of innocent blood. This man, and this party lead our country, but they do not represent me or the 54% of Americans who believe that abortion is wrong and should no longer be legal.
As I was praying, I believe that God gave me an interesting idea. Out in the garage I have a box of red envelopes. Like the powerful image of the red LIFE tape, an empty red envelope will send a message to Barack Obama that there is moral outrage in this country over this issue. It will be quiet, but clear.
Here is what I would like you to do:
Get a red envelope. You can buy them at Kinkos, or at party supply stores. On the front, address it to:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington , D.C. 20500
On the back, write the following message.
This envelope represents one child who died in abortion. It is empty because that life was unable to offer anything to the world. Responsibility begins with conception.
* Don't forget to add your return address. This is very important so there is no cause to believe that it is malicious in any way. This should not be done anonymously.
Put it in the mail, and send it. Then send this web-site to every one of your friends who you think would send one too. I wish we could send 50 million red envelopes, one for every child who died before having a a chance to live. Maybe it will change the heart of the president.
Warmly, Christ Otto
Let’s Send 50 Million red envelopes (and Counting) to the President
**If you can't find red envelopes you can print this template out on red paper. The words are already printed out for you. So all that you will need to do is a little cutting, folding and pasting. This is how I am going to do it. It is much cheaper than buying red envelopes. Not to mention that is something I would never be able to find around here. I bought red card stock and we will be printing out our own cards, soon.
...I think we will be doing this project as a family. Maybe we will even send out these envelopes to our state representative and senators, like Loni suggested. How about you?