Easter signals the start of a season of renewal. Renewed hope and renewed joy. Jesus’ resurrection is the reason for the season, but we all can use it as a time to start over in our own lives. It is the perfect time to find your direction and meaning in life.
Most of the people that we service here at the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM) have lost their way in life. Regardless of the circumstances — job loss, drugs, alcohol, low wages, divorce — that brought them here, they too have the resurrection power to change their lives.
So many of our clients blossom right before our eyes. They use the tools and resources that DRMM provides to lift themselves out of despair and hopelessness.
We feed them physically and spiritually. They regain their strength, confidence and faith.
And, we instill in them the power to resist going back to their old ways and to look forward to a future filled with hope, love and victory.
Now that Easter Sunday has come and gone, the signs of the renewal it brings are all around us. For example, despite our long and harsh winter, the daffodils and tulips are popping up from the ground. It’s a sign of spring and new life.
Likewise, the joyful news that Jesus has risen gives us hope and confidence that we too can rise above the trials, troubles and tribulations of our lives.