AWOL Christians. Our hearts break at their absence. We wonder where they are, what keeps them away, and what can be done to help them home. The great message of the Gospel is that the past can be forgiven. Hurts can be healed. Sin can be atoned for. We worship God today because of what Jesus Christ has done for sinful people . . . like us. No matter where you have been or what you have done or how long you’ve been away, God longs for His children to return to Him.
My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins