my world, now that I am 90+, there are many disturbing things happening in my
wonderful homeland U.S.A.
is an all-important election year and as I watch the T.V. news and read the
newspapers, I am so shocked as to so many in the political arena who would have
me look at the many issues in my beloved country through the eyes of men and
totally ignore the writings in God's word that I have been taught since
childhood. God's holy word never changes. It was true yesterday, is true today,
and will be true tomorrow.
to the many critical issues we are facing in our country (that also affect the
world), the answers are found in God's holy scripture.
my fast-growing family (I now have 21 sweet great grandchildren) is scattered
in all directions, I do not get to see them together in one place very often.
these days, my refrigerator serves as a backdrop for photographs of my family.
Mounted in acrylic frames with magnets on the back, they represent at least
twenty-five families totaling a few hundred people. As I stand back and survey
the "big picture" and ponder the scene before me, I am struck with
the wonder and significance of these family members.
I am concerned about the moral values that I have
cherished are fading, day-by-day.
I am convinced that the family is at the very heart of
what really matters to all of us. If things aren't well at home, every other
area of life is affected.
I look at scores of pictures in my photo albums, I see women sitting like mother
hens (I was raised on a farm) surrounded by their brood of young ones and feel
a sense of gratitude for the willingness of these women (who are my daughters,
granddaughters, daughters-in-law, granddaughter-in-law, nieces) to be givers
and nurturers of life. We hear so much these days the statement "Choose
Life." I am so blessed to have been raised in a family and had a mother
who "chose life" or I and my siblings of 10 would not have been born.
to me, it was a beautiful choice to give birth to four beautiful babies and I
am eternally grateful to God for choosing me to be their mother. I knew from
"day one" what a sacred privilege and honor it was, but also the
grave responsibility of rearing them according to His plans. My mom told me "they
did not belong to me but were on loan from God." What a wonderful
statement of truth and I took it very seriously. I went to God's word often
(especially Psalms and Proverbs) to discover the plan I was to follow and it
has been a beautiful journey.
is a beautiful choice women make when they choose life and bear children. (By
the way, only women can bear children.)
as women, keep on choosing life with meals we prepare, every load of dirty
clothes we wash, every kissed boo-boo, every bye-o-be-o-baby, Jesus loves me,
sleepless nights, listening with concern and answering questions, homework,
ball practices, band practice, choir practice, piano, trips to the grocery
store, Bible stories and songs, reading to them, doctor and dentist
appointments, packing lunches, settling arguments, taking them to church,
waiting up when they're out on dates, the list goes on and on and on, day in
and day out. Women are building a home, being life givers, laying a foundation,
and building a memorial that will outlive them for generations to come. I am
now witnessing the fourth generation and I am very happy and blessed with what
I see. When women are doing these things, we are honoring our Creator in the
greatest possible way.
I have entered the last decade of a century of living in my beloved country, I
am deeply concerned about the kind of future my generation is leaving for our
children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The legacy we leave is
terribly important to each one of us.
as Christians, must take a stand on the all-important issues of abortion,
same-sex marriage, drugs, drinking, and others. We must vote for the ones who
will protect the sanctity of life and support the definition of marriage that's
found in God's Holy Word.
is vitally important we vote for candidates who base their decisions on
you and please vote on November 6th.
Wilma Bell Proffitt