To an old friend

I saw your picture on the news yesterday and my heart sank. I guess it’s been 15 years since we last talked, but all of the memories of our youthful relationship came rushing back. You had big dreams and a ton of potential. I’m guessing that you didn’t think your life would end up like this.

I know you’ve changed a lot since I knew you- I have too. Somewhere along the way, you got caught up in a life that led you to where you are now. I can’t imagine that this is a place you want to be.

Since I saw your picture, I haven’t been able to get you out of my head. I’m grieving for you and your future- it’s forever changed now.

I want to share something with you. Jesus saved me. I was lost and drifting in an ocean of my own bad choices too. But His love reaches down to wherever you are. A relationship with God is the only thing I know that leads to lasting life change. Give your life to Him and He will help you turn things around.

You’re never too far gone that God can’t help you. You’ve never done too much or messed up too bad that His love can’t reach you. I hope that this resonates deep in your heart and that you believe it.

I am praying for you and I’ll keep it up.

With love,

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Ohhhh… how this resonates, day after day I get word of this one or that one has been arrested…or worse dead bc of the choices in life they have made. I see faces on the news or in obituaries that never should have been there. I grieve for them, their families, for the person they “used to be”…. sometimes I rejoice for the ones being given a second chance, even through I know they don’t see it that way. I pray with you my friend, that they may find the peace they have been looking in all the wrong places… Read more »