Tonight was especially difficult when I went to visit Jerilyn, but not because of Jerilyn…she is actually doing really well. It looks like she will be coming home this week sometime. Keep the prayers coming!!
The difficulty came from one particular 9-year-old boy named Justin that I have become particularly fond of. He seems to have such a sweet spirit about him, but he is one of the kids that never has anyone visiting him. I’ve wondered why he remains on the wing, when he doesn’t seem to struggle the way many others there do.
I got the answer tonight, he told me that they were getting him a new family because his old family was abusing him. He then said he wanted to be in my family. Luckily I was able to hold back the tears until after I left. Can you imagine being 9-years-old and all alone in this world already??
I reassured him that he was an easy boy to love and that I had already been praying for him and would continue to do so. When I left tonight many of the other children heard me say that I would be praying for Jerilyn and for
him and they started coming up and asking if I would pray for them too.
Please join me in praying for these children and Justin, in particular, that they would find a forever family for him that would love him and show him that God loves him passionately.
But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:15-17