As chairman of the Caring Hearts Pregnancy Center board, it is my privilege to get to share with you a few thoughts that have impacted me recently. I pray that they are a blessing to you as well. This ministry is having a powerful Impact on the lives of many people, and everyone of you are making this possible through your prayers and support.
Some of you may know that I am an emergency physician. As an “ER doc”, I have often witnessed first hand the importance of blood to the human body. Whether it is blood loss from trauma, a GI bleed, or a chronic illness like cancer, there is a point at which the human body cannot survive if it loses too much blood.
Why is this? What is so important about blood? As blood flows through our bodies, the blood cells absorb toxins and carries them to organs which remove these toxins. These red blood cells also bring nutrients and oxygen to each cell of our body giving us the energy we need to live.
With that little bit of background, I want us to focus on a spiritual truth. The Bible states in I John 1:7 that “the blood of Jesus, His Son, cleanses us from all sin.” Furthermore, it again states in verse 9… “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Jesus is in the purifying business. He not only forgives our sins, but He cleanses us from the very unrighteousness that caused the sin in the first place. This is an ongoing process. Just as our blood constantly circulates through our body removing the garbage that has accumulated and bringing fresh nutrients necessary for life, the blood of Jesus removes all our sin: past, present and future and gives new life to those who put their trust in Him.
One more thought. In order for the blood to circulate through the body, there must be a heart to pump the blood. It is appropriate that the name of this ministry is Caring Hearts. Not only do we provide pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, teaching programs, and support to women in crisis, our staff and volunteers offer their hearts to these women. They love and care for these ladies in crisis. They share the good news about the life cleansing; life giving blood of Jesus. Our clients are not just offered help. They are offered NEW LIFE. Babies are being saved from abortion and are given a chance at life while many women are being “saved” and have received eternal life! Thank you for being a vital part of this work. None of this would be possible without your generosity and your heart for this important ministry.
Scott Archer, MD Chairman of the Board