We had yard signs, passed out pamphlets, and even helped with mailings for our political candidates.
We were so involved politically that I was convinced my big sister was going to be the US president someday.
Maybe she still will be, who knows:)
I am not nearly as politically active now, but I still take voting very seriously.
Seriously enough to write about it!
Although I do care about the American people, about our freedoms, about our economy, and about our future as a country, there is one issue that stands out above the rest.
Life. Human life.
I realize that on this election day there are many who would not care to vote for either candidate. I agree that neither of them would be my first choice! However, when taking a look at their values, there is a distinct difference in the value placed on human life.
There are many who choose not to think about this issue and place it on a back burner when it comes to voting. It's easier to not talk about it, to pretend it's not a big deal.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, there are about 1.3 million abortions in the United States every year which breaks down to about 3,562 innocent lives being taken daily.
every. single. day.
Tell me that's not an issue!
I believe in the sovereignty of God.
I also believe that God calls us to take action.
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."
Voting is a way that He has provided for us to be an influence, to make a difference! Take your opportunity today to speak up for those 3,562 lives who cannot speak for themselves today.
So yes, I voted. Not for love of country, but for the preservation of innocent lives.
You should too.
If you still don't think abortion is an issue, take time to watch this very education movie that goes into detail on what abortion is doing to our nation!
Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.