The other night I had the privilege of attending the Acres of Diamonds fall event. Acres is a local Christian non-profit organization located in Duvall, WA. They give hope to homeless women and their children through providing transitional housing for up to two years. They have an amazing ministry and program that not only gives these women and kids a place to live, but more importantly, provides the relationships and support they need to get their life back on track. A couple years ago, Timberlake Church decided to enter into partnership with Acres and it has been incredible to see the results!
The theme of the event was “Beautiful Things,” which is a popular Christian song about how God takes our past mistakes, failures and sins and somehow still turns our life into something beautiful. One of my favorite lines in the song is this: “Out of chaos life is being found in You.”
I don’t know about you, but my life can feel extremely chaotic. It’s reassuring to know that God brings order out of chaos, and it is often in the moments we least expect it that God shows up in our life. I walked away from the Acres event inspired by the stories of these women who have made poor decisions in the past and found themselves in a place of desperation, but with the help of Jesus, Acres of Diamonds, and the church, many of them are now on the road to recovery and restoration. If you would like to find out more about Acres of Diamonds, I encourage you to check out www.acresofdiamonds.org