The Second Month
April 25 to May 25
Surely by now Mary has told her parents, Joachim and Anne of her pregnancy. What must they think? How will they tell Mary’s betrothed, Joseph the Carpenter? The law would have Mary stoned for adultery. They must trust in God! Today’s unwed teenage mother may never know the comfort of loving parents or the warmth of understanding support. Without parental guidance or knowledge, the law allows her to terminate an infant before it has begun its journey into life. At two months, the child in the womb has a fully functioning body with fingers, toes, a brain, its tiny heart beating twice as fast as an adult’s. His milk-teeth are present at 6 1/2 weeks. Though only a little over an inch, it is now apparent that the baby is a boy or girl.
Pray for teens in crisis pregnancies, that God will strengthen them to make the right choice.