Thanks to Carolyn B. for sending this along.
I am actually writing this “response” the morning of Election Day. We just finished staff devotions based on Psalm 118:8-9. “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.”
Regardless who the president might be, LFL will continue to trust and take refuge in the Lord of Life, not our elected officials.
On November 7 and beyond, we will continue to do what we were doing preceding November 7. We will apply the heart-and-life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ to the life issues. We will equip other Lutherans to do the same. For until we have more Gospel-motivated voices For Life speaking boldly in our churches seeking to change hearts and minds, elections will not change a thing.
If Barack Obama is our president, at least 3,200 babies will be murdered every single day for the next four years.
If Mitt Romney is our president, at least 3,200 babies will be murdered every single day for the next four years. Mitt Romney may sign an executive order or two that would restrict funding abortions in various ways—and we would be thankful for that—but, generally speaking, the slaughter will continue.
The slaughter will continue until the American people shout, “Enough is enough!” so loudly and consistently that it cannot be ignored. But this will never happen until the American people stop ignoring the shed blood of our children for the sake of their pocketbooks and 401K’s. And this will never happen until the Church stops ignoring the shed blood of our children for the sake of avoiding “politics” or controversy.
I once asked this rhetorical question in a sermon, “If we as God’s people will not stand up and call this wrong thing wrong, who will? If we as God’s people will not stand up and bring the healing Gospel of Jesus to those wounded by this wrong thing, who will?” A little girl in the front row who obviously did not know or care anything about “rhetorical,” raised her hand and shouted for all to hear, “I will! I will!”
At LFL we are very grateful for those of you who took your Christian values and convictions with you and voted in this election. But now we ask that you trust in the Lord and not in princes. Now we ask that you vote again by a show of hands and a proclamation of the lips, “I will! I will!” That will be the beginning of real and lasting change.
Your servant For Life,
Jim Lamb Executive Director of Lutherans For Life