While the race for the White House has understandably dominated headlines and the collective attention of the nation since the polls closed on Tuesday, the presidential election was not the only important issue on the ballots.
Largely lost amidst the chaos surrounding swing states were the decisions rendered on abortion in Louisiana and Colorado.
In Louisiana, voters decided by a 62 percent majority to amend the state’s constitution so that it “expressly states the document offers no protections for a right to abortion or the funding of abortion.” The move was made in anticipation of Roe v. Wade possibly being overturned by the Supreme Court, in which case they would be free to limit or even eliminate abortions within state lines.
Colorado voters went the opposite direction as 59 percent rejected a proposition that would have banned abortions beginning at twenty-two weeks of pregnancy. As such, the state remains one of seven in the country that do not place any restrictions on when an abortion can be performed.
The impact you could have
Given the number of issues people voted on across the nation that have largely taken a backseat to the question of who will reside in the oval office for the next four years, it’s understandable if something like the news out of Louisiana and Colorado went relatively unnoticed. To be honest, I was aware of these issues before the election but forgot to check on the results until I saw the story while searching for something else.
As such, they served as a good reminder that the presidential election was not and is not the only important event going on in our country. The world doesn’t stop just because our collective consciousness becomes fixated on one particular event.
So take some time today to ask God to help your attention be more evenly distributed amongst the rest of what’s going on in our world.
Ask him to make you more aware of where he’s working…
WHAT DO YOU THINK?- We have all sinned and deserve God's judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.
What is your response?
If you are not a Christian, and would like to become a Christian. Simply say - "LORD Jesus, thank you for forgiving me of my SINs, today I am deciding to follow you. Accept me into your family, in Jesus name I pray. Amen "
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