Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gosnell and the Gospel

"For all things are possible with God" (Mark 10:27).

Abortionist Kermit Gosnell will spend the rest of his life in prison, a convicted murderer.  Where will he spend eternity?  We must pray now for his conversion.  It is possible with God.

The words "Gosnell" and "Gospel" are not so far apart - a fact that has often struck me.  But how far apart are they really?  Two answers may be given.

On the one hand, they could not be more different.  Gosnell is a man who took innocent lives, mercilessly, and has been found guilty.  The Gospel is about an Innocent who gave His life, mercifully, for the guilty.

On the other hand, Gosnell and the Gospel are separated only by repentance.  That is spitting distance.  Members of the Sanhedrin and then soldiers were close enough to Jesus to spit on Him.  He loved them and desired to save them from their sin.  He was crucified along with two thieves who were close enough by to insult Him - until the one thief closed the gap by repentance.  The Savior is close to "the vilest offender."  Gosnell is not alone in his cell.  Let us pray!

Think of a converted Kermit Gosnell.  By speaking out boldly from prison, he could yet save more lives than he has taken.  He could do more to turn America from abortion than any other person.  Let us hope!

Gosnell and the Gospel.  Could not be more different!  Yet, in the mystery of grace, they are right next to each other, waiting to become one.