The Fifth Month
July 25 to August 25
It is now apparent, even in the shapeless fashions of her time that Mary is with child. Little can she imagine an innkeeper in Bethlehem who will in the future offer her all that he can in hospitality? At five months there is no mistaking Jesus’ presence. Mothers feel baby’s reaction when startled by outside noises or even a subtle hiccup. The baby now tastes of what he drinks. Sweet is fine; sour, uh-huh! The baby is now 10 inches long and weighs more than a half pound. Despite these evidences of life, 44 abortions are performed each day in the U.S. on women carrying a child five months or older.
Pray for all who respect and foster life through education, support and peaceful witnessing.