It's been only a couple days and Saturday is still on the mind. Seeing the love, the healing and the movement take place in the forms of so many beautiful women was AMAZING.
It's so overwhelming at how many women stood up, joined together and marched forward with this movement on their hearts.
When thinking about everyone who served and helped out in some way, this picture came to mind:
Women jump out of a plane with parachutes. It's crazy and thrilling all at once. As they each jump out of the plane, they find a hand to hold and, in so doing, are able to form a design in the sky. If one person didn't clasp another's hand, the design would break and look like chaos, but because they each had a part in the placement of the design, they were able to accomplish such a breathtaking feat. It wasn't easy, but they were able to look back on it in satisfaction because they did what was purposed in their hearts.
THAT WAS SATURDAY.
Every. Single. Woman. who was a part of this movement, whether in prayer, sharing, or serving, all formed a beautiful design only God was able to see from the get-go. This was TRUE UNITY.
We were able to break down barriers of carrying something too shameful to share openly by participating in "Stand Up For Your Sister." Everyone was overwhelmed with how many stood in answer to the questions allowing them to see that they were not alone in their struggles and addictions and past mistakes.
Hannah's message on being the "Beloved" painted such a beautiful picture of the parallel in "How We See Ourselves."
“Maybe you and I can figure out why God would ask me, a sinner, to speak to you, a sinner, about my various sinful experiences.”
After sharing about Jesus' baptism and the temptations faced in the desert, she painted a picture of how we can never EARN love, it is given because "...He first loved us."
“Maybe now you and I have figured out why God would ask me, the beloved, to speak to you, the beloved, about my various beloved experiences.”