Change can never be forced. We believe, in fact, that it grows out of the soil of unconditional love. When others know that we love them, they will be more open to the change and the growth that we are trying to nurture in them.
Much like a plant will grow and flourish when we feed and nourish with the right amount of light, water and food, so it is with the women and children in our care, who have been rescued from sexual exploitation and human trafficking. We cannot force change, but we can shower them with the kind of love and care that we all need and which they may have never known.
This is how Jesus is with us. He has freely and unconditionally love us first. His love has brought about the change and transformation in our lives. And he calls upon us to freely give to others, as we have received from him:
“Freely you have received; freely give.”–Matthew 10:5
By this means, he brings healing to the sick through us, drives out demons, and even raises the dead! In this way, the Kingdom of God comes near to us, and to others through us. This is what unconditional love really looks like!
Please join us in learning the blessing of freely giving to those in need and opening ourselves up to even more freely given love and grace from God.