By Louise Craig
An eight-year-old girl walked to school, not seeing the road or the brilliant blue sky. Her eyes were flooded with tears, her heart heavy with overwhelming sadness. “Why???,” her heart cried out. “How could you leave us to suffer like this?”
She didn’t dare cry out loud for the punishment would have been sure and swift. And painful. Her question was addressed to the father who had died when she was six-months old. The father she thought was having a great time enjoying himself in heaven while she and her mother suffered miserably here.
It’s my story. It’s a long story but, because several people, at different times, dropped bits and pieces of Bible truths along my bumpy road, I learned I was never alone.
Look around as you walk or drive on your errands. Everywhere you look, there is someone whose heart is crying out with heartache, loneliness, rejection, pain that no one sees.
God sees, and his heart is touched. He wants to bring them home, to give them the family they long for, the Father they didn’t realize they have.
Your hands are His hands as they reach out into our town, our neighborhoods and share His love.
“…Sing praises to the Lord! Raise your voice in song to him who rides upon the clouds! Jehovah is his name—oh, rejoice in his presence. He is a father to the fatherless; he gives justice to the widows, for he is holy. He gives families to the lonely, and releases prisoners from jail, singing with joy!”
Pray that God will bring lonely, hurting people to us to nurture and love into His family.