What Do Blessings Look Like?

“I’m blessed”, “Bless you!”, “Bless their heart!” These expressions are as natural as breathing (especially in the South), but what do they really mean? Are we too casual in our use of a word meant to describe an awesome gift from God which He offers to His undeserving people? At the Alpha Women’s Resource Center, God’s blessings are extraordinary acts of love. He blessed the ministry in 2013 by:

  • Directing a single mom in need of a job to the Alpha Center where her office skills were quickly recognized and put to good use
  • Providing the ministry with a spacious office building located on a main thoroughfare
  • Bringing people from different churches and from all over the community to offer their talents and skills to create a warm and inviting women’s resource center
  • Enabling the ministry to receive a special grant in order to offer free labor and delivery and breastfeeding classes to center clients
  • Leading women and men with a passion for life to become client advocates, abstinence educators, and board members
  • Rejuvenating the Alpha staff by providing a way for them to attend the annual CareNet conference
  • Answering years of prayer for a post abortion recovery program by bringing the right person to prepare the ministry to offer a Bible study for post abortive women
  • Rescuing the lives of a dozen children whose mom’s changed their minds and chose life after coming to the center
  • Instilling an ongoing desire in His people to give to this ministry of hope and light

Yes, the Alpha Women’s Resource Center has many blessings to be thankful for as we look towards the upcoming celebration of Christ’s birth: “For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:5-7

Wishing you Christ’s blessings this Christmas,

Diane