Today is the first day I’ve woken up remotely close to on time since we changed the clocks for that obnoxious Daylight Savings Time, despite the fact that I got about five hours of sleep last night. I wasn’t up late being irresponsible, and I didn’t wake up earlier to be responsible either. It’s because of the Gosnell Murders. If you haven’t heard of this, it may sound like a new crime book, an episode of Law and Order, or perhaps even a strangely named Doctor Who made for TV movie. I wish. I’ve written about the 336 Million abortions in China. Never did I think I would write about this here.
I grew up in church. I grew up seeing Felt-board Jesus every Sunday, and His friends; Moses, Noah, Peter, and John. I grew up believing in Jesus, but never really understanding the full weight of the gospel. Maybe I heard it and missed it. Maybe it was just part of growing in the Lord and closer to Him, something that happens over time. As part of all of this, my understanding of missions was reduced to once a year having different missionaries whom our church sponsored talk about what they do and where they do it. Missions was people being crazy enough to go live somewhere else and be uncomfortable while telling people about Jesus instead of doing it right here. I got the importance of it, and that it was a command, but I never got the weight of it. Not until today.
Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t really keep up with politics all that much, but a few things I’ve seen lately have just bothered me. Primarily, the latest fiasco concerning the rape and abortion comments made by Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
Dating. Marriage. Divorce. Pornography. Polygamy. Manhood. Womanhood. Adoption. Abortion. These are some of the toughest topics that today’s generation is wrestling to define. Those who contend for a more conservative view are seen as closed-minded, intolerant, and oppressive. Those who contend for a liberal view are seen as scandalous, immoral, and militant about their rights. There is something much bigger at stake in all of this though. It isn’t about personal freedoms or academic definitions or philosophical distinctions. It’s about the gospel.
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