Sunday, January 27, 2008

Here's six minutes worth spending- 99 Balloons

Check out this video.

Lance Kinzer is a member of Redeemer. He is a representative in the Kansas House and a man of deep conviction concerning the issue of life and protecting the unborn. He sent many of his legislative colleaugues the above referenced video with this statement: "it is a powerful reminder of the inherent dignity of every human life. I hope that it will inspire you as it has me to redouble our commitment to using the influence God has entrusted to each of us to stand up for the unborn".

Watching this video will be 6 minutes very well spent.


Rick Calohan said...

Thank you Lance & Tony,

As Dorothy and I prepare to have our first-born due around March 4-9 of this year, we now know the anticipation, the hopes, the fears that every expected parent goes through. What a touching tribute of devotion and love that the parents of Eliot Hartman Mooney sharing the 99 Days of Precious life outside the womb. Even more importantly that they knew two months prior to his birth that every day would be a gift of God, and unselfishly devoted themselves to Eliot.

Watching Dorothy throughout this pregnancy, from the first ultrasounds, to hear the heartbeat at every OBGY visit, to feel and see John Patrick movements for anyone to deny that life does not begin at conception is to deny God and the dignity of human life. For those who know that when I learned that Dorothy was pregnant in early July and when we learned that we are going to have a son in October, immediately I recalled Psalm 139: 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

I think Eliot’s parents quoting Job 1: 21 “God gives, God takes. God’s name be forever praised.” That should give all of us solace and reminds us all that God’s Holiness, Sovereignty, Love, Grace, and Plan was that Eliot’s life was not in vain and that Eliot’s life will save more lives than we will ever know. Soli Deo Gloria!

Continue the good fight Lance & Tony!

Anonymous said...

Did this video break through your rough Italian, New Jersey, Mafioso exterior and cause you to shed a tear?

If so, maybe you will have to go and kick a dog or two to feel like a man again...

AJF said...

I don't usually post anonymous commenters as it's cowardly to post anonymously, and whoever wrote this proves it...however...I did get a good laugh.

For the record-
1. I'm not very rough...soft and cuddily actually (too soft)
2. I'm Sicilian, not Italian...and only 50% to boot.
3. I have never ever been to New Jersey
4. I have no ties to the Mafia
5. I don't think I shed a tear watching this video, probably a few more.
6. I've never kicked a dog...I've shot a bunch of coyotes...but I haven't ever done harm to a domesticated canine of any kind. I don't think kicking one would make me feel better about anything. Eating one in a place were it's legal appeals...but that's abou it.

Thanks Mr. Anonymous.

Frontier Forest said...

Tony, besides the negative, very sarcastic comment, which I am glad you posted and responded to, this was a real heart-wrencher! My son is a doctor in Lynchburg, VA. Before their second baby was born, our precious little Ava Claire, several of the doctors told them that their baby had all kinds of problems and “according to the experts”, they should think about “eliminating the pregnancy”. Thank the Lord Jesus, Tate and Jen refused to listen to man! Instead, they listen to God and stood for life! In oneness, they gladly accepted whatever challenges that may be before them. On September 22, Ava Claire turned one year old on and she is indeed a gift from God!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing that Tony. Every life is truly a gift. Logan teaches us that every day. And of course Zach and Aiden too, but Logan has taught us this in a new and special way. We are so blessed.

Jeff in nj said...

Tony - Thank you for posting this video. The only thing I could think to do after watching it was to thank God (with tears going down my face) for this couple, and thank Him for my 3 boys. Other than that, I'm speechless.

We have a family in our church with a one year old (#7 out of 8 children) who was diagnosed with spina bifida while in utero. Doctors suggested aborting, saying that he would never walk, never eat, etc etc, but Praise God, Gabriel is growing and developing against all "odds" and proving the doctors wrong on many accounts.

Thank God for this couple, for their baby, and their witness!