FALL COLORS LIFE
By Ada Brownell
Fall has many wonderful attributes, but it isn’t October Americans are thinking about this year—it’s November, and an upcoming election.
On November 6, I’ll know what candidates I want to support—the ones who stand for life. The older I get the more I grieve for the nearly 60 million babies killed by abortion since 1973. Check those numbers at The Centers for Disease Control.
Yet, I’ve never radically fought against abortion, except on my knees. I pray for God’s mercy on America, to forgive our sins, and help us turn from our sinful ways.
I’ve never had an abortion, but I had five wonderful children. Our oldest daughter began showing symptoms of cancer near Thanksgiving 1997 when she was age 30. By the end of January, she was gone.
Oh, what precious people our children are! I use present tense because Carolyn is with Jesus and when He returns in the clouds of glory, she and other saints will come back with Him (see 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18). Her spirit will reunite with her body. It will change and then we who are alive and remain will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air.
The scripture adds, “And thus we will always be with the Lord.”
Other scriptures talk about Jesus coming “with His saints.” What joy to be united with our daughter once again—and other loved ones who have departed.
I tell you about Carolyn because our children are amazing, wonderful people! How empty my life would be without them, and how wonderfully I look forward to spending eternity with all of my children and grandchildren in Glory!
The nearly 60 million beautiful people destroyed by a pill, surgeon’s knife or another abortion procedure, had potential to be amazing people. Maybe one would have found a cure for cancer. Perhaps one would be a great president. Another might be a prophet for this generation. We might not have heard of the many different vocations and important things these people could have done. The greatest would be loving their parents, and hopefully God.
Our wonderful Creator paints the world we see this season. He created our eyes so we can see the colors and enjoy them. Hebrews 11 tells us to please God we must believe in Him to go to heaven. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen . . . By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen are not made of things which are visible” (Hebrews 11:1-3).
We can’t see life in a tree, even when its leaves are changing colors, but life is there. We can’t see life the day after the child is conceived, but his heart will beat in only a few weeks, and life is there from the beginning. The mother can feel him moving in about four and a half months. The child will hear his mother’s voice before birth and even have the hiccups.
Think about this when you vote in November on a great fall day in a nation that gives the opportunity to do so.
Pray for our nation, then register and vote Nov. 6.
Ada Brownell is the author of seven books. She has written for Christian publications since age 15 and spent much of her life as a reporter for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colo.
A freckled redhead, in high school she won best actress in a one-act play contest and judges told her she should go to Hollywood as a comedienne. Instead, she became a wife, mother, writer and a veteran youth Christian education teacher. Most of her life Ada sang in Christian gospel groups, including the Damascus Singers and Praise Trio. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Ozarks Chapter of American Christian Writers.
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