second chances


For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica . . . Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry. (II Timothy 4:10-11, English Standard Version) Have you ever wished the Bible told you more of a story? Why did he do that? What happened next? Who else was there? How did it end?  I like details, but Paul only gives the most basic of facts in II Timothy 4:10. Demas, his friend, fellow believer, and coworker in the gospel, left. More than just “leaving town,”…