Wednesday began with times of worship and setting the stage for what we’re expecting from God this week. We spent time in small group, hearing each woman’s story, and concluded the evening with space to sit in the presence of Jesus.
This morning, volunteer Jill Huston shared:
“We started singing that song,
‘I have a Maker
He formed my heart
Before even time began
My life was in his hands
He calls me His own
He’ll never leave me
No matter where I go’
I looked around the room and saw tears.
As the words of this song flashed across the screen and the music began, tears welled up and began to flow. Hearts opened to the love and care of the Heavenly Father, who has brought us all to this beautiful place to worship together and to be reminded that He truly does know our needs and catches our tears as they fall.
In all states of transition with women who come to this place, most are weary, needing rest from the intense pressures they have faced as global women in countries that have become home to them. They feel displaced in many ways from their homes of origin now, and are torn by their feelings of missing their country and the people they serve, yet needing to rest before they return so they once again can serve wholeheartedly. Mourning their losses, some leave those they have served and loved, excited about where God is leading them now, wondering what it all looks like. Worship has seldom been so sweet. Thank you, Father, for this safe space to just sit with you and be loved.”
Jill Huston serves as the Friends and Family Coordinator with the ministry, Where Grace Abounds, in Denver, Colorado. She is a graduate of Colorado State University, has been married to her husband, Steve, for 37 years, has four grown children and 7 grandchildren. Through the heartaches and joys of life, God has given Jill a unique perspective and empathy as she walks with parents, men, and women facing life’s challenges.