The play areas at the orphanage are hazardous and small to say the least. This made it all the more thrilling for me to see them running freely across the wide open beach with unrestrained JOY for all to see. Their laughter, smiles and hugs are priceless! It was an honor to be with them, they are great kids. It is so hard to know that they don't have parents to love them each day and night as God designed.
It is a cruel, evil world and this is never more evident than when a child is neglected. Yet through these same children the Truth of Salvation through Jesus Christ who conquered evil is the most evident. The world greeted them with hate, despair, and brokenness, but HE has overcome the world (John 16:33). Because of Jesus these kids can live with Hope, Joy, and Love.
Jesus says, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, ANYONE who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
May the witness of this little girl remind us who we are as children of the Most High God. Our Father in Heaven LOVES us and is longing for us to receive HIS love with open hearts, free from the lies of the enemy who would deceive us.
Thank you Father for your LOVE! Shabbat Shalom!