Since I have started here at Crossroads Church God has reminded me so much of just how broken people are. In the midst of a falling economy, of a broken family, and in the absence of morality lies the very thing that I’ve been called to reach, the lost. In Luke 15 it is very apparent where Jesus stands, and where His heart is by the stories that he tells. Whether it is a Shepherd leaving his flock for the one that he loses, or a father welcoming his long lost son back into the family, Jesus makes one thing clear, everyone counts. I have come to find that my story in which I was once ashamed of is not unfamiliar to the masses. In fact God has used my story to relate and comfort others and remind them that even in the times of strife and uncertainty He is certain. I once heard someone mention that God still works in the meantime. I know there are many that are in a place of hopelessness right now, but John 16:33 says “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.” Stand on this truth today.