The past few days have seen a bevy of activity regarding Jody Lusk. I appreciate the conversations I’ve had both publicly at this site and privately. I appreciate the challenge to look at things from multiple angles and the realization that nothing said can ever encompass all that we need to think about as motivated by this situation.
I do want to pass on a statement that Jody made to WBKO in Bowling Green, KY. I have copied it directly from their site below.
“I am deeply sorry for my sinful actions and I am in deep shame. I have been asked what could possibly motivate me to do such a thing. I can’t quite explain why. Satan binds us to sin and what it is and what it really does. Being a preacher I know that God’s Word warns us about Satan and his ways. Unfortunately, until I experienced that first hand I didn’t fully grasp it. I was on a spiritual high as 2009 began but I let it all come crashing down, I let Satan have his way with me. My faith wasn’t as strong as I thought it was. Looking back on all that I’ve done it’s hard to believe this was me doing this. I had been hardened to sin and it’s consequences. On Saturday after the events of the day had transpired it all hit me like a ton of bricks – what I’ve done, the people I had hurt, especially my dear wife and kids who deserved none of this. Jail is bad enough, but the idea of not having them in my life is absolutely crushing, I cry everytime I think about them. I think about the young lady I had the affair with and hope she will be okay and that she can renew her commitment to God. I hadn’t studied His Word or prayed in months. I was so weak. Since being in jail I have cried out to God frequently and begged for forgiveness. I know He has forgiven because He promises in His word that He will. I have studied His Word more in 2 days that I had in the past 6 months. I feel much better spiritually but emotionally I’m a wreck. I can’t stand that I’ve put my family, the young lady’s family, and all my Christian brethren through so much pain. I hope people can look at my failures and learn from them. Never give in to any sin. Satan wants all of us to think that some sins are OK. But what seems like a small sin will always progress and lead to other sins. Don’t let him fool you. I ask for everyone to forgive me – my family, her family, my brethren, my friends, and my community. I realize that even with forgiveness there are consequences and I will face them. I hope that while in jail that God can use me for His glory to help some lost soul find Him. Please pray for me. Please don’t give up on me. I take full responsibility for my actions. There are no excuses.
While we continue to pray for all those who have been hurt by Jody’s sins, the victim, the victim’s family, Jody’s wife, Jody’s kids, their extended families, the Auburn Kentucky church, the Auburn community, let’s remember to pray for Jody as well.