Sweets & Treats!!
She was sitting in the corner of the room when we arrived for Chicktime today. Her hair was brown and her eyes were heavy as if she had been carrying around her pain for a hundred years. You could tell today was not a good day. Her lips… as if they had been frowning all her life.
I watched her quietly for a few moments. As we began the day’s activities and the longer we were there, I saw her anger begin to slowly fade away. Almost as if a Phoenix was rising up from the ashes from where it once was. At first, she was slow to engage. I just kept thinking, “She probably has the voice of angel and when she finally uses it, all the world will know her name.”
As she continued to emerge from her shell and let us into her world, I saw the change happening right in front me. She smiled and my heart sang a sweet hymn. This precious child who has spent her whole life building walls around her heart was laughing and participating in the days activities.
This is Chicktime. This is the power of sharing God’s love with all we encounter. This precious child has no idea that she is worth more than rubies but the more that we pour into her, the sooner she will realize it.
So many children, so little time, but His work will be done!