AMIRAH means princess in Arabic.
The word slips out, just shy of four syllables. A -mi- rah- (cle) Two princesses spoke this past Saturday at a fundraiser for Amirah, a ministry providing a safe place and fresh start for women who’ve escaped the hell hole of sex trafficking.
The Ipswich Country Club pulsed with Hope. On a typical Saturday, there are those who come hoping to improve their golf game. There are some hoping to score a business deal, others hoping their event will be as perfect as planned. But that’s wishful thinking not powerful, life altering HOPE.
This HOPE, bought at great cost to Jesus, buys back the enslaved, those shackled without hope. As one Amirah-cle said, ” I was bought and sold so many times a night. Finally, I escaped to this safe place where I met Jesus, who bought me but will never, ever sell me!”
A small wisp of a folk singer, half hidden under her hat, strummed her guitar and sang heart to heart, transforming, “Stand by Me” into a worship song.
“When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we’ll see No I won’t be afraid Oh, I won’t be afraid Just as long as You stand, stand by me.”
That morning reminded me of our April 1st “bring a chorus” Bible study gathering singing together,”It took a miracle to hang the world in space…but when He saved my soul, cleansed and made me whole, it took a miracle of Love and Grace.”
They served brunch last Saturday but we feasted on HOPE provided by two Amirah-cles, dressed in Love and Grace, strong reminders of the Christ who comes, stands by us and stays.
God, You’re Good!
We’re awfully grateful.
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