Before You Decide Not to Vote

Political voices clamor for attention in election season. Ads, commercials, billboards, yard signs, debates, social media—voices fight to gain our ear as they seek out every possibility to pipe their messages into our minds.

And most of us are frustrated. Frustrated because there isn’t a candidate who we really endorse—from either party.

Some I know have even decided not to vote at all—especially those on the conservative side. To vote for someone whose views differ from their own—even if he was picked by their party of affiliation—seems a wrong endorsement to them. (My own view, by the way, is that a vote is not an endorsement but a choice. When I have the privilege of being given a say as to who will lead me, I’m going to select my best option every time! Even if I don’t agree with the leader’s entire platform.)

Voting or not, many of us look forward to the end of election season, when the clamoring voices will finally pipe down.

But there is one voice less heard. It has no advertising committee. No donors. No bank account. Not even a campaign manager.

Comprised of a choir over fifty million strong, this voice cries out in unison. One word: justice.

The members of this choir? The babies killed through abortion in our own nation.

They have no campaign, nor a means to organize one, but their voice is yet heard. It reverberates through the hallways where the legislators and judges legalize their deaths. And it strains for an audience among those who enter (or should enter) the poll booths on election day.

The pleas of this choir ascend to Another’s ears, the ears of the One who told Cain, “The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.” God sees; God hears; and God’s judgment will one day answer the argument that abortion is an easy end to an uncomfortable situation, that taking the life of a baby is a fair choice.

Can you hear these precious children? Even if you don’t want to vote for Medicare or foreign policy, will you vote for justice for the innocent? Will you vote for the pro-life candidate?