From Liberation to Healing

From Liberation to Healing

 [He has sent me]…
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion.

Isaiah 61:2b

 The trajectory of liberation in Isaiah 61 brings the oppressed into liberation and from liberation into healing. It is in these dark places of oppression that we find healing—healing from the bonds of unworthiness and the yoke of expectations, healed from the need to control and conquer, healed from unconscious reactions and wounds of (self) affliction. In our newfound liberation, our eyes are slowly exposed to God’s healing light where the stories of the oppressed become invitations for us to experience a greater sense of healing within ourselves.

Nikole Lim is the Co-Founder and International Director of Freely in Hope, a nonprofit organization seeking to restore dignity with survivors of sexual violence by providing educational opportunities and platforms for women to fulfill their dreams. Freely in Hope operates in Kenya and Zambia providing psychological counseling, health care and high school and university scholarships for young women who desire to impact global communities through their rewritten stories. Freely in Hope exists to equip survivors and advocates to lead in ending the cycle of sexual violence.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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