It was raining as I walked to the door.
I knocked and heard, “Sharpie’s here.”
Out file Matt, Tito, and Nick. Something in Nick’s hand catches my eye...it’s a Bible! The guys piled into my car and Nick quickly starts speaking.
“I did what you said on Monday. I went home and examined myself to see if I was in the faith. I realized that I had never repented and so I did just that. I deleted over 5GB of evil music off my iPod and shattered my shot glass. I’m going to tithe to the Lord from my paycheck right away.”
Hot tears welled up in my eyes. “Lord, can it be?!” I’ve spent many days with this young man and we’ve spoken for hours hanging out or in Bible study. This was Proverbs 13:12 in action, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”
Nick is one of 1,500 Soddy Daisy students and thousands more in Chattanooga who we desperately want to see turn away from their sins and turn toward the Living God.
I also had the privilege of leading two young men named Tanner and one young man named Daniel to “repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ…” Please pray for these young men to continue in the faith.