I am sure many, if not most, of you who read this will not be voting the same way I am. Surprisingly to you, I’m okay with that. 🙂
I do have two small little requests for you:
- VOTE: So many people complain about who gets into office and they don’t get out and vote. Please vote.
- PRAY: and listen to the response. If everyone actually took a little time to pray (myself included) before voting, I have a feeling no matter what the outcome, we’d all feel a lot better about it.
There are so many issues to consider when voting, so many important issues. When I look at the issues, my values need to line up with them. God will let rise and fall who He will. He is the author of this life. If I try to go against His will where will I be? (Not that I am anywhere perfect in that area…I am human too…and very thankful He has patience with me!)
One of the issues that is closest to my heart is that of abortion. A lot of people write me off as having a biased opinion since we lost a child before birth. They think it helps me legitimize Joshua’s life as a real life. I call that a pretty bogus thought for two reasons. One is that I have been prolife passionate since I was in middle school…not brainwashed by anyone, just a passion God put in my heart. Two, Joshua’s life is legitimate and I don’t need anyone who doesn’t want to believe that to change their mind for me. I pray that their hearts may someday change, but it doesn’t make or break my life.
Children, sadly, have never been seen as holding great value. In the time when Jesus was on earth He made a point to tell people that they need to care for children, to accept them and that they are to be valued.
35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”
If it is important enough to be in the Bible, important enough for Jesus to speak of, then it probably is pretty important as a voting issue. Just something to consider on the way to the polls…