Monday, April 29, 2013
Through the magic of Facebook, I have reconnected with many people from my past. Some of those people were friends & former youth group leaders from when I was a teen.
It's been interesting reuniting with some of them. At first, I wasn't too thrilled. I mean, they represent that terrible time in my past when I was abused by my youth pastor, B. They were my church family who turned their back on me when I came forward about the abuse. However, God has been revealing the truth to me through these people.
It is not that they abandoned me. They were simply trying to protect their families. Many left the church because of what was happening. Sure, they didn't stick up for me. They're human. It's got to be hard to believe the worst about someone you've known for most of your life.
I love that God has revealed this to me. While I long ago forgave them & my youth pastor, it really has brought even MORE healing to my already mended heart.
I am in a good place. I am at peace. God is active in my life.
Posted by ~*~ Allison ~*~ at 3:19 AM