The Stuff of Life

Jessen – Voice of the Voiceless

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James 2:5  Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?

“Ladies and gentlemen there are things that you will only be able to learn by the weakest among us. And when you snuff them out, you are the one who loses.” – Gianna Jessen.

Jessen is the epitome of weak.

She is an abortion survivor.

Left with cerebral palsy from the abortion procedure, she spent her first years in foster care.

Many said she would never walk and she would certainly never become a contributing member of society.

That girl, who was supposed to die by ingesting saline in utero in an abortion clinic, now commands the attention of audiences all over our country and around the world. Including President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

God has turned her weakness into her strength.  She who is poor in the eyes of the world has become rich in faith.  And while she awaits her inheritance of an eternal kingdom, she speaks on behalf of those who can’t speak.  The weak became strong and is now the voice of those who have no voice.

Oh that we could see that the poor among us are not only the ones we can see, but also the ones who are unseen. The ones whose very lives are at the disposal of the one to whom they have been conceived.

Psalm 139:15-16

My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

October Baby Video Interview

(film loosely based on Jessen’s life story)

I have no plans to politicize this blog by speaking about “the issues” just to stir people up. Just felt convicted to share my convictions on the issue of life.


Author: Kim Harms

I am the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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