Dr. Bernard Nathanson and Reverend Billy Graham died on February 21 seven years apart, 2011 and 2018, respectively. The timing of their deaths reminded me of how God numbers our days and how so many things happen not by coincidence. Perhaps God chose February 21 for both of these men – the preacher and the doctor who was once known as America’s “Abortion King” to remind of us of His bountiful love and mercy.
Rev. Billy Graham spent his life preaching the Word of God around the world. He taught us about Jesus Christ, implored us to repent and turn from our sinful ways. The well-known preacher made the truth so easy to grasp - no one escapes the love of God and He will not forsake the one lost sheep so steeped in sin.
One of the lost sheep was Dr. Nathanson who had unleashed abortion onto America. As the cofounder of the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL Pro-Choice America), he deceived millions of Americans with the lie that abortion is “women’s healthcare” and was personally responsible for the death of 75,000 children. He trained Planned Parenthood how to perform abortions and watched the organization grow into the world’s largest killing machine.
On December 8, 1996, the “Abortion King” repented for his crimes against humanity and was baptized at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC. He spent the remainder of his life proclaiming the dignity of human life and that abortion must end.
Both the cofounder of NARAL and Reverend Graham declared the same Christ-centered message: “Love one another.” February 21 is the day the preacher and the “Abortion King” died. Both died, though, as Children of God. . . Children of Light. . . Children of Truth who had surrendered their lives —their will— to Jesus Christ and received what God offered – His love and divine mercy.
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