I haven’t forgotten that I’m supposed to be reading through the Bible and showing my sampler quilt blocks along the way. I’m interrupting that plan because I’ve finally succumbed to the rabbit hole of the news streams. I couldn’t help myself. The unfolding events of this extraordinary year 2020 are just too fascinating to ignore. And of course I have my own opinion about everything, which I will restrain myself from sharing here.
Except when it pertains to lives that matter, with all the range of skin colors, (which are simply due to the quantities of melanin), included.
I listened to a podcast this morning, which I’m sharing below as a follow up to my previous post about Snowflake Babies :
As I was listening, I was thinking about how abortion is getting media attention in this election cycle. The pro-abortion side of the political spectrum is doing its best to drown out the issue with loud and violent protestations about other lives that matter. But awareness is growing just the same.
I don’t remember the issue of abortion being part of the conversation four years ago. Back then, many of my pro-life friends refused to vote for Trump because they just couldn’t get past his personality. So, to put it bluntly, they were okay with a leader who would promote the killing of innocent lives. But I suppose she would do so with a pleasant personality, so there’s that. How frustrating that the dots weren’t connecting with my friends. To me, it was crystal clear: presidents appoint Supreme Court justices, who then rule on matters of life and death.
The Bible says in Deuteronomy: “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live”.
Now, four years later, dots are connecting. I hope my fellow believers realize that they are once again being given an opportunity to choose. Speaking for myself, I must choose leaders who choose life.
Now on to the quilty stuff: As an antidote to the angst of 2020, my friend and I started a cheerful, happy-making project. She bought Lori Holt’s books, and we’ve joined our 30’s fabric stash to make these together. Here are my blocks so far: