Have you seen the “and so, somehow” resurrection? I have and it changes everything.
Before I explain, I want to thank YOU - for your prayers, your time, your talents, and your resources that you have so generously shared with Wings of Refuge. You support survivors who live in freedom every day at the safe home and you support a space where the “and so, somehow” resurrection is undeniable.
Philippians 3:10-11 says “I want to know Christ – yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining resurrection from the dead.” (NIV)
Our pursuits at Wings of Refuge are simple; we want to know Christ better. We want everyone who comes into contact with the mission to know Christ better – the survivors, of course, but also the staff, the volunteers, and those who give to make restoration possible. In order to do this and to know the power of His glorious resurrection, we must participate in His sufferings. We have to bear witness to the trauma that these precious women have endured. We come alongside them and say “We hear you, we believe you, and your past doesn’t define you.” We have to become like Christ in His death and surrender our past, surrender our plans, and surrender our lives in order for Him to do His work. And here is the best part, AND SO, SOMEHOW, we attain resurrection from the dead.
At Wings of Refuge, “and so, somehow” resurrections are happening every day. The brave women find things that they thought were dead: their joy, their tears, their voice, their laughter, their independence, their talents, their dreams, their identity, and their worth and we watch as they are resurrected.
We watch as she celebrates her birthday for the first time and believes she is worth it. We watch as she shares her dream board and dares to hope for a better future. We watch in awe when she asks us “Will you pray for my trafficker? Because I’m not ready to forgive them yet.” We celebrate when she starts saying NO because she’s learning that she has a voice.
The life of exploitation has taken almost everything from her, but somehow, her Father in Heaven resurrects it all!
I have seen the “and so, somehow” resurrection and it takes place after the darkest part of her life story. Maybe you’re in the middle of the darkest part of your story. If so, hang in there. The “and so, somehow” resurrection is coming!
Donor Engagement Coordinator