Nearly every day on our Wooster campus, we are reminded of how lost this world is and how incapable we are of changing that ourselves. Our residential kiddos have been hurt, many in unfathomable ways, and they come to us broken, helpless and hopeless. They’ve been neglected by the people they should trust most in life and their hearts carry wounds seemingly too deep to be healed.
But then God moves.
In Ezekiel 11:19, God’s promise to the brokenhearted is clear and encouraging: “I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.” Time and again, we’ve watched God move in miraculous ways to change the bruised and battered hearts of boys and girls who have never heard that they are loved unconditionally. They come to us in crisis, in pain, in need, and they find safety, healing and peace.
The heart in our logo represents the radical transformation that only God can initiate. It reminds us that, while we strive to do our jobs well each and every day, there is only One who can renew hearts and restore lives. As verse 20 says, “They shall be my people, and I will be their God.” Without Him, we are lost but with Him, we all have hope.