Earlier this week I drove by an empty lot with a for sale sign posted in the front. This lot has sat empty for 10 years due to the murder of two precious, beautiful, teenage girls. Two small crosses sit next to a tree in the back of the property and a silence comes across your heart as you pass by.
I saw redemption for this property. I saw Light the Lie building a community where teens could flourish. Where they could seek hope and encouragement. I saw teens every day given life from a property that once was taking lives. I cried.
This was the first time I saw what ‘could be.’ Unfortunately, this dream is too distant and after doing a little research, it appears the city already has plans for the property. But it felt so good to dream. Someday I do hope to be present in our community, more than just a web address. I long to see hope, life, and healing in the lives of teenagers throughout the city.
Do you have a dream? Do you know anyone I should get into contact with, who could help my dream become a reality? Love to all of you as this week is quickly coming to an end.