We stood under the dark night’s sky, reveling in the grandness of our God. It hadn’t been like that for the last hour though. For the last hour had entailed a bold sister in Christ sharing of the pain she suffered in her past by the abuse of another. We were alone in the dark but she needed to say it. She needed to let her broken heart be heard.
The evening had started as a speaking engagement as I shared our story of adoption and God’s adoption of us. There were around 30 women there as I spoke of God’s grand journey He has taken me on. From trials to blessings my story went on. I saw her right while I was speaking. Our souls connected as I saw the hurt and pain buried inside of her. When she approached me after the service, I knew.
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I knew she so longingly desired to be understood by someone like me- someone with a brokenness in her inner being. To see the beauty and glory of all God has done with my ashes. Our eyes looked at each other as we understood what it was like to have nothing left but the grace of God. To have had fully relied upon His strength to escape the pain of the past. She was hurting and I listened. I listened as she shared her scarred history. I listened as she told me how the pain of her past affected her relationship with God today. And there we stood under the stars with tears in our eyes for the suffering she endured.
My heart was filled with prayers as I spoke to this young lady. Each breath I took was whispering, “Dear God, give me the words to speak.”
We began to discuss into further detail how God adopted us. I lovingly spoke about His grand love for her using the scriptures as Biblical witness to His mercies. We prayed for continuous healing as she moved forward with her life walking with God. And when the tears were done, we stood in silence in awe of our God’s great healing grace.
It was a bright reminder of God’s ministry through Hope for Love. My sister in Christ left that night renewed, praising God for her past recognizing that He had brought her out of so much for a bright future.
I imagine what it must have been like for Jesus to travel from town to town. What was it like when He gave so much healing to people as He traveled? I imagine it may have been like that night I experienced with this woman, seeing Jesus’ healing grace flooding her soul in current times. I wasn’t just reading the story, I was seeing it live. These small moments may not be recorded into a Bible like the story of the woman at the well or other Biblical history, but God’s healing power is still very powerful and woven into the hours and days that surround us.
I want to encourage you to spend time in God’s word today and keep your eyes open for His healing miracles around you. I know they are happening, I see it on a daily basis. If you are walking with Jesus as His disciple, then you cannot escape seeing His powerful miracles. Today, may we draw closer to Him in word and deed and bear witness to His mercies.
Lord, I praise You for Your amazing grace. Help my eyes to be opened to see Your healing love around me every day. My heart is bowed before You in awe of Your amazing healing. May Your will be done in my life as I serve You here on earth. Help me to forgive those who have gone against me and please forgive me for my depravities. My soul longs to be with You with each breath I take. I love You, Lord. Amen
Thank you all for joining me in this amazing journey we call life.