On Coming Alive is a movement to unite all who have known suffering through the common ground of compassion and love.
But we don’t want to stop there.
We believe we are meant to come alive. That we, although broken, are not without value. That, because of Jesus, the most distressing of circumstances can be turned into something unconventionally beautiful.
This doesn’t mean we’ll be without pain. This doesn’t mean that we won’t doubt. This doesn’t mean that we’ll have all the answers. This means we’ll face the pain, looking it in the eye, feeling it, acknowledging it, never faking it, but embracing life for what it is, a coexistence of the deepest sorrows and the deepest joys. A vapor, to be lived with a purpose.
We believe that we come alive as God begins to mend our hearts, and when we reach up and reach out, grabbing on to the hands of others, grabbing on to faith, and clawing our way back to the light.
We want to reach out our hands and pull one another to the light, no matter where you come from, because we don’t believe that we’re meant to always live in the darkness. We want to unite, no matter how different our scars may look. Child loss, illness, heartache, mental health struggles, stressful times in life, divorce, abuse, etc. It doesn’t matter what you’ve faced. It doesn’t matter where you’ve been. We believe that no story is beyond the reach of God’s grace. We believe you have inherent value, that you matter, that you are worthy and enough and entirely lovable (no matter what your broken heart may tell you).
We weren’t meant to do this life alone. We were meant to have each other. We see you. We see your broken, beautiful, and mending heart. We see your questions. We see your strength.
We’re going to take your hand, and we’re going to stand in the light together.