If you return to the LORD, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the LORD your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.” 2 Chronicles 30:9 NIV
Regardless of our past, the LORD is calling us to return to Him. He is gracious and compassionate and does not want to see one of us lost. He will forgive our past sins when we come to Him. We will become a witness, a role models for our families and friends. They will see that they too can go to Him, and He will forgive their sins.