We prayed, we fasted, but we still lost. Not only did the stem cell issue pass (51.1%), but the so-called "Catholic" senator who supported this horrible amendment, abortion, etc has won for the US Senate (by 2%). I am very sad... we all are.
I was feeling disheartened until I read an email from a dear friend, Candice. I am still disappointed, but the scriptures she shared really hit home. Thank you Candice! Here is a snip of her email:
Thanks for all the prayers, sacrifices, and fasting -- especially offered by the children! We are not ashamed to serve a God of righteousness. We live on in the hope to which we are called.
"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. ..." (2 Cor. 4:8)
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." (James 1:12)
The vote in South Dakota against abortion also failed.
But I am happy for all of the states who passed the ban on homosexual marriage!
Another friend commented on how surprised she was to hear the stem cell issue had passed. She had always considered Missouri as one of the most conservative states. Well, that's exactly why they chose MO to do this. They think that if they can get MO, then the rest will be easier - they had to work hard, pouring in millions of dollars (along with millions of lies), but they got us. It was very close - many went to bed thinking it would not pass. I heard they have already started the process in other states, in anticipation this would pass.
I wanted to add, there are good things that have come out of this. My son & I worked the polls. He was quite good at it, not shying away at all, and very polite. I think he handed out more literature than all of the rest of us put together. He wanted to stay up last night to see the results, I finally sent him to bed at midnight. The first thing he wanted to know when he woke up, was the results. He was unhappy, of course. While we were at the polls, we got a chance to speak to other people - those who were also working the polls, some voters, even a candidate. We got to share our views on Pro-life, and hopefully made a difference. As for me, I got what I consider a gift from God. I got a glimpse of the man my son will become.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for us! Please continue your prayers as we fight to have this removed. And please pray this is not repeated in other states.