I remember when my dear friend Kelley Grant was preparing to leave a career in banking to become a missionary in Santiago, Chile. I asked him what he would be able to share with the people in that country that would make a difference in their lives. I’ll never forget what he said.
I can’t really tell them what Jesus will do for them. I can only really tell them what Jesus has done for me.
I can’t tell you how Christ will change the lives of the young women coming soon through our doors. I just know it will. No matter how long they live at The Sparrow’s Nest, no matter where they have come from or what they have gone through, I believe in the transforming power of Christ.
I only know this because I have experienced this beautiful love, grace, mercy over and over everyday of my life. I am a trainwreck of a life who has seen it’s share of depression, despair, loneliness, anguish, and confusion. I have denounced Christ in both word and action. I have broken the heart of my Lord and Savior too many times. Yet His arms are always open to me. As a daughter of a king, this Pig Pen Princess climbs up into the lap of her Heavenly Daddy anytime, rest her head on the chest of power and listen to a heart that beats peace. No matter what I do. No matter what I don’t do. No matter what is going on around me. I have the hope that this earth as we know it is not my final resting ground and I have the promise of eternal salvation in heaven.
How had God’s gift of Christ changed your life?