July 29, 2011 by Dayo Benson
I know a girl who was the problem child. She wouldn’t do what she was supposed to, and she liked doing what she wasn’t supposed to do. She’s a Dana.
I know a girl who didn’t think the fact that her parents were saved meant she had to be. After all, if they were doctors it didn’t mean she was meant to be a doctor. She’s a Dana too.
I know a girl who wanted to fit in. Even if it meant turning her back on what she knew to be the truth. She’s a Dana.
People often ask me, “are you Dana?” I’m not Dana, but I ‘get’ Dana. Because I’ve been a Dana too.
There are lots of young people who rebel, and lots of them who don’t want what the church has to offer. They’re sick of religion. But guess what? They’re not really sick of God. Most Prodigals still believe in God but think it’s too much hard work, some think it’s impossible. And the truth is that most of us have been there. Most of us have struggled with something about Christianity. Most of us have wondered whether God can really forgive us, or whether we have what it takes to live right consistently. On a certain level, we can all relate to Prodigal young people. To Danas.
Dana represents the young person who loses her way. There are lots of Dana’s. Ok, we might not actually be Dana. But we ‘get’ Dana. Read Dana’s story!