When EVERYTHING Changes...
|Bead work pushed aside, it's time for some deep study of TRUTH|
Walking home today, from our Girls With Vision, my eyes teared up as I thought back.
We started this journey with 17 new ladies just a few months ago... this morning was such a study in contrast to those first weeks together! The whole group - including our 17 newest members, all together, learning a new jewelry design.
Laughing. Encouraging. Hoping. Trusting.
This has not been an easy season! We have dealt with some deep needs, hurts and pain. I remember back to the first week, as a young mama wondered aloud if she could really even join our group. I CAN'T leave prostitution! How will I feed my children? Today, this same lady laughed along with the others - reveling in her new-found hope.
We don't change lives... not even a business start-up or help with rent payment changes lives... GOD is the only one who changes lives as HE changes hearts - and the truth is, HE REALLY DOES!!!
I love these moments of wonder. Because so many of the days, as we struggle alongside of those who are struggling, we really do wonder... But we continue on - just because we know - God has given us a promise of hope!
If you are generous with the hungry
and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness,
your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
I will always show you where to go.
I’ll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—