Have you ever had a moment
that you knew was special?
We are surrounded by His Presence
and I yearn to pick up on these ‘God sightings’
on a regular basis.
this past Sunday I was sitting in a room-
a room that was filled with people.
All of a sudden a little boy came walking in.
He must have been around 4 or 5.
We all stopped and watched.
As he walked over to the director
intent on sharing something very important.
But as he walked
I sensed a holy hush fill the room.
With the recent shootings
of so many precious little ones
maybe my heart is even more aware,
more keenly sensitive.
I looked at his small feet
and his tiny legs.
so precious in His Sight.
He spoke quietly
and I noticed his serious expression.
Jesus loves the little children
all the children of the world.
My heart yearned to somehow protect this young boy.
To give him a life where he could be free from fear and anxiety.
To shelter him from pain and tragedy.
Strains of the familiar Christmas carol
played in my heart.
Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay.
Close by me forever and love me I pray.
Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care.
Let’s gather the children closer to us.
Let’s hold them closely and show them our love.
Let’s do everything we can to value them and protect them.
Let’s pray for our children
and continue to shelter them with our love.
Let’s not focus on what is not in our power to do
but instead may our tears
soften the soil of hearts all over
to do all we can to show the children
a life of faith
that trusts in the Lord all the time.
In a struggling world
let’s lift our lights higher with praise
to the One Who holds the children closest to His Heart.
Just a passing moment
and that little boy disappeared out the door
but that memory of him will stay with me for a long time.