A CHILD SPEAKS

girl with her fingers in mouth while sitting on a wooden chair

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I read this story during the week and my heart was touched.

A girl sat on the bank of a swirling river in Africa.   She appeared to be holding a piece of branch.

The missionary aid-worker gently asked her what she was doing.

‘I’m pretending its a microphone.  I’m trying to give  the people a message.’

The man felt prompted to quietly ask the child to come with him to the emergency aid centre to have something to eat.   He promised her a microphone to use in the afternoon.

That afternoon the ten-year-old spoke to the village people and passers-by.

‘I only wanted to tell you about my friend Jesus,’ she said.  ‘When the people died and my Mum and dad were shot I hid under a rug.   I prayed and my friend said. ‘I am with you.’

‘I had seen lots of bad things and bad people but I believe now what I was taught by my Dad.   He told me bad things happen but Jesus Christ is alive!  He died on a cross so that all people could come to Him and be saved. (I think he said their souls would be saved for eternity.).

‘Anyway, He’s my friend He loves me and I love Him. I just wanted to ask if you know my friend?.

‘That’s all I wanted to say.’

She sat down.

New hope swept that community because the one child was given an opportunity to speak/preach?.   The day closed and the village rallied against the continuing threats of violence.   “Because He lives I can face tomorrow’.

The chorus became their theme song and it resonated far and wide.

A child spoke!

Blessings and love to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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5 Responses to A CHILD SPEAKS

  1. nancy.miitze@bigpond.com says:

    Very poignant.

    Like

  2. Dawn Marie says:

    From the mouth of babes… What a beautiful life-giving witness from one not so very tall, but beyond mighty.❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  3. RobbyeFaye says:

    Wow, very profound!
    💖

    Like

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