Do you know anyone who you used to see in church, used to fellowship with, used to worship with, and you just haven’t seen them for awhile? Do you know anyone who’s bitter at the church, swamped in sin, depressed, or just very dry?
I encourage you to pray for them, and to contact them in some way. Some people are just waiting for someone to notice their pain. Some just need a nudge, some encouragement, and some confidence that God is really there.
What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it?”
– Luke 15:4 (ESV)
I admit that I have often, to my shame, forgotten about the lost sheep because I was too busy hanging around with the ninety-nine.
We hope that they’ll just come back on their own. But I think that they really need to be gone after. Not all will come back. But some might.