If any of you have been reading the comments on the previous post, you probably noticed that Jonathan talked about a girl named Jordan. She was a girl that Amy and I met while I was a youth pastor in Greenville. While we were there, we had a really close relationship to her. Soon after meeting Jordan, I had the opportunity to share the gospel with her, and she professed faith in Christ. Later,she was baptized, and continued to be a part of our church. After Amy and I left Greenville we lost contact with Jordan. On a number of occasions Amy and I have tried to contact her by phone and email, but she never responded. Honestly, we wondered why we never heard from her. Sadly, as Jonathan mentioned, Jordan as since renounced her faith. She now identifies herself as an atheist.
Please pray for her. Feel free to post a prayer in the comment section.
My heart is heavy, and I do not really have the words to express my deep sadness. So, I cry out to the Lord:
Lord, we know that the scriptures are true: "The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned" (1 Cor. 2:14). So, we pray for You to do the work that only You can accomplish in Jordan. Bring her back to You and Your church. Show her the folly of her ways. Let her see the cross as true wisdom and power. "For the word of the cross is folly to those who are persishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God" (1 Cor. 1:18). Amen.