One woman was abandoned as a child by her mother. Another woman was assaulted as a child by her mother. And there they were in the gathering yesterday for Table and Word.
They ate the sacred meal. They soaked up the message of Jesus.
And gathering by gathering, meal by meal, message by message, a slow motion miracle is taking place in their hearts, minds, and lives.
These woman have worked hard to break old family patterns. These women, by the grace and power of God, are living out their lives as loving mothers of children who will never experience the same kind of heartbreak and pain that their mothers experienced at the hands of their grandmothers.
It’s work, hard work. And it’s a miracle, a slow motion miracle, rolling out over a period of years.
Thanks be to God.