Bright Churches and Dark Clinics – Local churches are light, local abortion clinics are dark, and will always remain that way unless the light chooses to come closer. No politician or political bill can extract murder from the hearts of an individual, only the Church has the answer through the Gospel. John 3:20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. 21But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his works have been carried out in God. When the Light comes close to the darkness, the darkness either flees, or comes to the light in repentance. Ephesians 5:11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible. We know about not partaking in sin, but how many of us have engaged in the role of exposing it? A simple application of these Scriptures to the idea of clinic ministry makes it clear that we have a definite role in exposing sin and darkness, and on their turf obviously, for that’s were the darkness is. We don’t expose in order to “cast stones”, but to cast nets, we’re fishers of men, offering an invitation to Jesus, the only answer for the sin problem. We know that a heart can’t trust Christ if it doesn’t repent, and it can’t repent until it sees the need, and it can’t see the need unless the Light exposes the sin. Is there any concern in your spirit about the fact that broken, distressed, jaded, rebellious, ignorant, confused or lost people who die apart from Christ suffer in Hell forever? For a heart that doesn’t see or understand that it is dark and lost will die and spend eternity separated from God. It is not always enjoyable shining the light of the Gospel on a person that is in an actual act of darkness, but how else will he or she come to Christ? Don’t hide your little light under a bushel while your neighbors are in darkness, rather Matt. 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.