“Is that Saul?” Ryan asked himself as he looked across
the parking lot. Sure enough, that was
Saul. Saul was a man we helped get off the streets and into a church that would
help him get out of his addiction to alcohol. But a few days ago he had a
strong disagreement with one of the people in the program and ended up leaving
without telling anybody. We hadn’t heard anything from him and we didn’t know
where he was. Ryan slammed the car door and ran over to him. “Saul! What are
you doing out here?” Saul shared everything with Ryan and even admitted that he
started drinking again. After a long talk, Saul said that he thought God was
angry with him. Ryan said, “No, that’s not true! This is God’s love in action.
He’s disciplining you in love. That’s why He brought me here today!” After this
amazing encounter, Saul decided to enter back into the church program, and this
time he’s sticking with it. We’ve been keeping in touch with him and he is
doing better than ever. He’s participating in Bible studies, working around the
community, and has even saved up to buy a phone. He is growing in character,
responsibility, and most importantly, in his love for God.