Each individual wheat kernel had to be in the dark soil and die in order to sprout new life. What eventually looks like on the surface to be a sunset-tinged wonder first had to go through a season of death to become a plant that produces many seeds.
Our residents will experience the same kind of ‘dying’ when they enter the Haven. They have so much to lose when they agree to come and be a part of our program: a whole lifestyle, initial separation from old habits, loss of ‘freedom’ to come and live within the home environment. It can be a scary and unsettling experience for them and the grief is real.
But oh! what they have to gain! They stand to gain abundant life (John 10:10) – not only for themselves, but for their child. When our residents are able to work on goals specific to them and their situation, attend classes about pregnancy and parenting, receive free material assistance, and live in a safe and loving environment with provision of food and a soft bed, they have available to them the opportunity to thrive! To build a live for themselves and their little family that would be abundant and sure.
That dying to self that we all have to do each day to live for Jesus brings such life, and true freedom, if we would have the courage in Christ to trust Him for the abundance.
Please pray with us for our clients and residents. Though the path can be at first painful, pray our residents and clients see the possibility for abundant life on the other side, in Jesus’ name.