By Vince Antonucci – City on a Hill
While many of us have found redemption through Jesus, there are thousands of people in the world who think their life is too messed up for them to be loved and redeemed by God. As a pastor, I meet people like this nearly every week.
One person who stands out in my mind is a guy named Ryan. Ryan was twenty-something and homeless. He spent his life trying to measure up to other people’s standards but never felt that he came close to succeeding.
Eventually, Ryan fell into the habit of numbing his feelings with drugs like crystal meth and heroin. His drug use finally led to a heart attack and Ryan died. The paramedics showed up, revived Ryan, and rushed him to the hospital.