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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

a broken child

i have spent 3 decades counselling people.

i've had a lot of training and read many books. i've had unusual experiences. i've had counselling myself for the past 15 years. i've spent thousands of hours sitting still with people while they processed pain and allowed their mind to receive healing from Jesus.

but today was different.

i thought i couldn't be shocked any more.

but today i was stunned by what i saw and heard.

a tiny, beautiful girl came shyly into my office. sat down. looked at me cautiously out of huge brown eyes, her long hair hanging over her face. thin body sitting on the edge of the couch.

in a nutshell, her story is the most horrific i've ever heard. i can't tell all the details, but i can tell you that she spent her childhood in chains and with pigs. yes, pigs.

we began a journey today, this little girl and me. a journey to wholeness. i don't know how far she can go, but i committed to walk with her as far as she will let me.

jesus said, "let the little children come to me. don't stop them, because the kingdom of heaven is made up of such as these."

this little one is in the kingdom. broken child that she is, jesus loves her. and so we walk together, hand in hand, out of the darkness and into His light.