Contributed by Billy Barton, executive director of Home of Grace (Vancleave, Miss.). Reprinted with permission from the News from Home newsletter.
Our rescue missions have various purposes, but our singular overarching goal is to help men and women come into faith in the Lord. Nothing is more exciting than to see our clients reach out and take His hand. What a privilege we have to witness over and over the miracles that God does in someone’s heart and life.
He changes men and women, families, neighborhoods, churches, towns, and even a nation and the world. What a thrill for us to be a part.
In a familiar verse, the author of 2 Chronicles admonishes the people of God to seek Him: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).
As Christians, we should take a stand, humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face, and turn from our wicked ways. God will hear us, forgive our sins, and heal our land as we draw close to Him.