From “Covered” Confusion to Peace

From “Covered” Confusion to Peace

By Matt Kocher

Grace is a young married mom who came to our Align Pregnancy Services center for free diapers and wipes for her baby. She sensed we were a friendly, helpful place, so she decided to enroll in our parenting classes.

We noticed that when Grace first began coming to us, she was real “covered up”: she wore a hat pulled down low…had a scarf wrapped all around her…  When we asked her about her spiritual beliefs, she said, “I think I have a relationship with Jesus; I’m just not sure if it’s right.” She explained that her family members practiced different religions, and it was hard for her to know what’s actually true.

Well, God knows what is true. Through our parenting classes and the spiritual applications at the end of each one, He gently began showing Grace a truthful picture of His Son. With each lesson, He helped Grace learn how to be a good mother, and He helped her understand His heart for a relationship with her through Jesus.

Grace had many questions about her beliefs. We simply directed her to the One who has the truth-filled answers. Matthew 7:7 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Grace asked, sought, and knocked. And God answered!

We’ve seen such a change in Grace from the beginning of her classes compared to now! She doesn’t “cover up” anymore when she comes in. We see her smiling face, and she seems to feel much less confused and much more at peace in her walk with Christ and in being a mom. That’s the power of our God!