By Dr. Sherry Jones — I was just sitting down for my first mug of coffee and my cell phone rings; it was one of the women I disciple. She was so excited about reading the story of David.
This was a milestone moment. Previously she was unable to read scripture because of how a caregiver used the bible to abuse her as a child. Now, she was even able to use the words God and the Holy Spirit. Previously, she was unable to speak those words due to the abuse.
She was so excited to read about David and his family relationships. It gave her a point of reference and someone in the bible she to whom she could now relate. A new adventure waits for this woman who has connected abuse with every kind religion. Now she is taking steps toward a relationship with God. Both Jesus and I are delighting in this growth.