A Day of Tears and Joy

The cry of every woman’s heart is to know and be known.  To share our joy and tears with people who understand us.  Who weep with us, and laugh with us, and love us all the while.

That deep need for connection was answered in every part of LIFT’s latest event this past Friday.  With generous vulnerability our speakers shared their own hurts with us, and taught us how to do the same.  To see past the surface of the women around us, and to care enough to go deeper.

It starts with the heart of Jesus, and His admonition to heal the wounds of the broken.  It is carried forward in the hearts of His women, who look with eyes of compassion to see where they can serve.

Jill Rhodes pointed us first to Isaiah 61:1 “The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.  He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.”

Jesus referred to this scripture in the first sermon of His ministry, and it characterized His time on earth.  Our speakers taught us by their example how to carry this intention into our own ministries.

What did you learn from this LIFT event that you can apply to your ministry and your life?  Who needs you to offer the comfort and compassion of Christ?  Did you catch a new idea to help you go past the surface and see the hidden needs?

I pray that you were blessed by our time together on Friday.  If you missed it I hope you plan now to be with us for our next meeting on November 7.  We want to connect with YOU!


Deborah Barber


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