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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Great Tradgedy of the 2012 election.

Sorry for taking so long to post this, but I did not want to post without prior authorization.

The Great Tragedy of the 2012 Election
Posted on November 7, 2012 by Garrett k.

There was a great tragedy that occurred on Tuesday, November 6, 2012.

The tragedy was not found in the celebrations of elected officials or the concessions of defeat. It was not colored red or blue, and it wasn’t wrapped up in useless campaign promises.

The tragedy of the 2012 election is that in this land of the free and home of the brave, many people were not allowed to vote. Their voices were silenced. Their votes were not cast. Their opinions not expressed. Why?

Because they were dead.

The great tragedy of the 2012 election is that roughly 33 million would-be voters were not with us, because they had been murdered. From 1973-1994 roughly 35 million babies were aborted. That’s roughly 35 million 18-39 year-olds who did not vote because they were dead.

That is an unspeakable tragedy.

They did not have the chance to explain to their children about what makes our nation so great. They did not have the chance to watch the results come in with their friends and family.

They did not have the chance to rest their heads on a pillow in the land of the free. That is a great tragedy.

But this story of tragedy is not over.

In 2016, roughly 5 million more voices will be unheard. Why? Because over 3,500 babies will be killed today. And each day leading up to Tuesday November 8th, 2016. In the 3 minutes it takes you to read this post, 7 babies will have been aborted in the United States of America. Their voices are silenced. Their freedom not experienced. Their opportunity to be brave not known. Their lives taken from them.

This is a tragedy that hits close to home for me. When I was 19 years old, I chose to end the life of my first child through an abortion. My friend and I were in a scary place, we didn’t plan to get married, and we had nowhere else to go. So we chose to end the life of our child.

That child would be 16 today. They’d be excited about driving a car and in just a couple years, they’d be excited about voting. But, they won’t be doing any of that. I won’t be sitting down with them and explaining how to think about policies and the candidates that represent them. I won’t be able to tell them about freedom and justice for all. I took that freedom away with my injustice.

I cannot undo what I’ve done in the past. None of us can. Only Jesus, who shed His blood for sinners like me can heal those wounds. Jesus gives us great hope in the midst of this tragedy, and all the other tragedies we face in this life.

If you have committed an abortion, I want you to know that there is a refuge in Jesus. He will heal your wounds. There is no sin so great that He cannot forgive and no sin so small that does not need to be forgiven. If you will confess your sins and turn to Him in faith, He will wash away all your guilt and all your shame. Come to Christ.

If you support abortion, I encourage you to spend time in prayer and ask God to show you if abortion is something that pleases Him or not. Ask a Christian to help you see what God’s Word says about this. I’m under no assumption that you don’t already have deeply rooted ideas, I did too. I encourage you to take the time to read what God says about life and who has the right to give and take it away. I encourage you to start with Psalm 139.

If you are a Christian, be patient with those who view things differently than you. But don’t just be patient, speak truth in love to those who are in need. Find ways to help those who are struggling through unplanned pregnancies. Investigate options for adoption and invest in the lives of those who are facing difficult choices.

I have on my wall a picture of a 3 year old boy in cowboy boots. He’s a 3 year old boy who nearly wasn’t with us today because of the difficult place his mother found herself in. She was not married and pregnant and scared. But my wife met with her and prayed with her and took her to a Christian doctor who showed her the baby in her womb through a sonogram. That young mother had the courage to keep her child.

That young boy’s smile reminds me that God can save children, one at a time. But God does this by using His people to come alongside those who are struggling and lovingly showing them the Christ who can walk them through any terrifying situation, even an unplanned pregnancy.

I believe that the only hope to turn the trend of this tragedy around is for people to turn their hearts toward the God who made them through the way paved by His Son Jesus. Jesus changes hearts, and changed hearts changes a nation. May God give grace to us as a country, and may God give us courage to stand up in the midst of this tragedy so that, if the Lord tarries, there will be many more people casting votes in 2030. Lord Jesus, we need your help.
The Great Tragedy of the 2012 Election

Thanks Pastor Garret for letting me repost.

Pastor Garret at Del Ray Baptist Church
Check out his web site delraybaptist.org


  • At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks for sharing your testimony. Unfortunately, all to many of us have commited this abominable sin without even realizing the demonic impact. The accuser is obviously going after them that God loves the most: children. I believe 'legal murder' and homosexual marriage are a sign of the end-times. Before the world ends, it must rot. God have mercy on us. Come Holy Spirit!

  • At 2:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    President Bush had all the power to end abortions with his total Republican majority in both houses of the gov. but chose not to do anything about abortions. Nobody seemed to care about it then! Why didn't he end them???? Our gov. is NOT a religious organizatin and is not based on the gospel.. I wish it was.. but it is not. I hate the gay agenda.. but i know this is part of the votes the Democrats count on.. so the P.Obamma has to go along with it. The Dem party tries to help ALL the people.. not just the rich as the Rep. party does and falsly claim to be Christians when they only USE God to get votes.. their fruits show they do not care about the poor and the downtroden! P.Obama has had Republicans vow to destroy his Presidency.. mainly because he wants to tax the RICH just a little more.. so anyone led by the HOlY SPIRIT... should understand these things.. if anyone is a real Christian.. it is P.Obama, but he has to lead a secular country in a secular way..If he led according to Jesus.. you pretend Chrstians would really hate him.. right now he wants to limit assault weapohns.. but the pretend Christians who worship guns.. are having fits about it.. God knows these things..and shakes his head at the hatred..


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