Finding Love in Brokenness – Lynne Hybels

Lynne candidly shares her own story of finding Jesus to be the lover of her soul and the compassionate activist for the broken. After decades of striving to please the tyrannical god she had learned about from childhood, her physical and emotional brokenness led her to search out Jesus in a new way, forgetting all she knew of Christianity and just reading Jesus’ words. She identified with Mary, longing to sit in the unconditional love of Jesus, and once she was there her eyes were opened to the brokenness of the world where Jesus goes and calls us to go, too.

Lynne Hybels

Since 1975, when Lynne & Bill Hybels started Willow Creek Community Church, Lynne has been an active volunteer at the church. For the last twenty years she has engaged in ministry partnerships in under-resourced communities in Latin America and Africa, and has advocated for Comprehensive Immigration Reform on behalf of the hundreds of undocumented immigrants who call Willow Creek their church home. Since 2009 Lynne has been actively trying to learn what it means to follow Jesus into places of conflict, including the Democratic Republic of Congo and Israel-Palestine. Lynne also raises awareness and funds to empower followers of Jesus in the Middle East who are serving Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqis.

  • Alan Hamilton

    August 26, 2017at2:38 am Reply

    Lynne, You are unlikely to remember me. I was in the leadership of Waringstown Presbyterian Church, N. IRELAND, many years ago, when you came to visit. You helped transform my walk as a Christian in NI. I, along with some others had attended a Small Group conference in South Barrington. It was a life changing event. THANK YOU!

  • Glennis Boyd

    August 26, 2017at9:56 pm Reply

    Oh how life giving! There are aspects of your story that mimic mine! Just give me JESUS! Thank you! So precious! “There is one who will look into my heart and see my intent’. ” I am loved in spite of my failures, unconditional”. ” His presence”. in Jesus, I found what I didn’t even know what I was looking for, I found the Lover of my soul”.

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