Last year, I received a phone call from a tearful woman looking for her sister. She explained that she needed to apologize for the way they had parted three years earlier. I explained that I could not confirm her sister was here, but I would take her information and deliver the message if I located her.
Later that day, I did see her sister and asked her into my office. I gave her the message. It was a good thing she was sitting down. Tearfully, she asked many questions about her sister—how she sounded, what did she say, etc. This woman held that small piece of paper tightly, as she shook from the raw hurt and pain of the past. She said she would have to think about whether or not to call her sister back. We prayed, and she left my office clinging to that small piece of paper that had instantly changed her life.
The next day, she came to me and said she was ready. She asked that I stay with her as she called her sister back. She needed the support. I pulled another chair up to my desk and dialed the number. I busied myself at my desk as the two woman connected again. There were many tears, and moments of laughter, as the two forgave the past and shared what had been going on in their lives. I watched as the raw pain and hurt healed and restoration took place.
Although they live hundreds of miles apart, they have talked several times over the past year and have grown in God’s restoring love. Our resident has joined the Journey To Work Program. She claims Jeremiah 29:11 as she holds on to the knowledge that God has hope and a future for her. She wants to know the plans He has for her life and live them to the fullest.
But Wait!! The story’s not over! There is another inspiring update coming soon!
TO BE CONTINUED……
Emergency Services Coordinator
Make a difference in the lives of others by donating your gently used clothing, furniture and household items. Donations can be dropped off at our receiving area now located on the east side of the Timberlake Outreach Center, 2107 E Locust St
• Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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