2 Chronicles 15:7 (ESV)
But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.
D.L. Moody had a keen memory for names and faces. If one of his children was missing from Sunday school, he knew it, and he would do everything possible to find out why. One day he saw an absentee coming down the street, so he took off after her. She ran down the sidewalk, across the street, and through an alley into a saloon, up the stairs to a back apartment, into the bedroom, and then dived under the bed. Moody went after her, and just as he was claiming his prize, the mother showed up. Panting from the exertion, Moody simply explained, "I'm Moody," He said that he had missed the girl and would be happy if all the family could come to the services. Within a few weeks he had every child in the family in his school.
Are you willing to go after those that have missed church? Let make the effort to seek out those that are missing and show them that they are important.
Dear Lord, help our eyes be open and notice when those are missing. Give us the strength to reach out and let them know they are missed. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.