With the 2011 Virginia General Assembly winding down, ten ladies (and one gentleman) of CWA-VA paid Richmond a visit. On Monday, February 14, we visited each Delegate and Senator’s office and presented each with a yellow rose in appreciation of their service to the Commonwealth of Virginia and its citizens. Unlike other visits where our mission was to lobby for or against a particular issue near and dear to our hearts, the theme of this day was encouragement, renewal and gratitude. We were met with expressions that said, “Thanks.” The Legislative Aides were especially thankful for not having to listen to our “talking points.” I think we made some friends on Valentine’s Day.
After refueling our bodies with a wonderful lunch at the GA cafeteria, we were off to the Richmond Planned Parenthood women’s clinic for a prayer vigil. We joined others for a time of prayer and singing. Although we may never know what, if any, impact we made this day at the clinic, we were there as a witness of God’s love and power of forgiveness and healing. The prayer vigil was one of many held this day across our nation organized by ExposePlannedParenthood.com.
I Corinthians 15:58 is a favorite verse of mine and reminds me that we should never give up, and we must continue to do what God has called us to do. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” We sow; someone else may water, but it is God who gives the increase. I would encourage you to continue to do your part.
Concerned Women for America of Virginia