Imagine walking more than 700 miles with blistered and bleeding feet to reach a destination after being denied passage on a boat that would go directly there.
Imagine receiving glares from passersby and getting turned away from shops with food and other necessities.
Imagine prayerfully calling on God for a blessing of healing to be able to continue the journey when all hope feels lost.
Then imagine knocking on the door of a large house, hoping and praying that the people behind the door will be different from all the others along the way.
When the door opens, a woman with a bright face smiles, says, “Welcome, sister,” and lovingly receives you into her home as if you were her own flesh and blood returned home after a long absence.