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The Desecration of Rachel’s Park Memorial

On Saturday, January 26th Rachel’s Park Memorial, a memorial dedicated to the memory of the preborn babies murdered by abortion, was desecrated. A report was filed with the Waco Police Department at 11:09 am, by an employee of a neighboring business. Rachel’s Park Memorial is located at 4720 N. 19th Street in Waco. The park has suffered regular desecration, but this attack was, by far, the most devastating.

Entombed within the park are the remains of a tiny victim of abortion. The spreading display of 4,000 white crosses reinforced with steel rebar was extensively damaged, as was the picket fence enclosing the memorial park. A swath of damage 12 ½ ft by 136 ft cuts through the memorial site, with approximately 600 crosses, rebar, oil, two tires, and parts of a vehicle’s underside littering the park. Thankfully, the main feature of the memorial park, The Tomb of the Unknown Baby, was undamaged.

Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas, Founder and Director of Rachel’s Park Memorial stated, "It appears the animosity against the preborn knows no bounds. Not only are we content as a nation to stand back and allow the preborn to die through the sin and crime of abortion, but now there are those among us who seek to destroy the very memory of these children as well. We pray the Lord will take this desecration and lead justice to victory and those responsible for this evil act will repent, find forgiveness in Christ, and make restitution."

John Pisciotta, Director of Pro-Life Waco, on learning of the vandalism declared, "What a shock it was to see the heartless vandalism at Rachel’s Park Memorial. I had just returned Saturday evening from the Rally for Life at the steps of the State Capital for the occasion of 40 years of Roe v Wade. What a contrast between the peaceful pro-life Rally for Life and the brutal destruction at Rachel’s Park Memorial. The supporters of "choice" cannot even tolerate a memorial in honor of the pre-born babies lost to abortion."

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Rev. Rusty Lee Thomas


Tis Midnight, And the Saviour Calls

1. Tis midnight and the Saviour calls: Come unto Me, both great and small
From every kindred, nation, tongue, Come one, come all, come old and young
‘Tis midnight and we hear the cry; The Saviour now is passing by.
Oh, will you let Him call in vain, Lie down and fall asleep again?

2. Ye slumb’ring nations, wake and rise, Lift up your heads, look to the skies;
The Saviour’s invitation heed, Awake, arise, and make full speed!
Bring oil in lamps and march along, The Lord to meet a happy throng;
The precious time may soon be o’er, You’ll hear the Saviour’s call no more.

3. Now is the time, the day of grace, For all the fallen human race;
Come to the Lord, accept His hand, Or soon you must rejected stand.
Oh, will you now the call obey, Or will you longer ling’ring stay;
Until you hear the trumpet sound, The dead rise from the quaking ground?

4. Then make your bed in torments where God will not hear your bitter prayer.
Gnashing of teeth will be your doom, No light, no hope — eternal gloom.
Oh, will you make that awful choice? Or will you hear the Saviour’s voice?
Come unto Me while yet I call, For now I will forgive you all.

by C. G. Buerge

A Frightful hymn with seemingly no history of it online. By the way, BING would not even show any webpage when I typed in the title of the song in the search. GOOGLE brought up the link above in the first return on the same search.

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