Heaven Meets Earth
He was a three-and-a-half feet tall bundle of emotion. In a few short years, he had unfortunately witnessed much more bad than good, a fact that became painfully clear to his foster parents as he ran screaming through the house. As they struggled to settle his fears, their silent prayers were filled with doubt. What could they do? They weren’t equipped to handle a kid like this. Finally the screaming stopped, and there was silence, except for the quiet sobs of a little broken heart. The man fell to his knees. “We will never hurt you.” At these simple words the sobs stopped. Time seemed to stand still as child and adult locked eyes. Then the most unexpected thing – a sloppy, wet, little boy kiss planted firmly on his foster dad’s cheek. He ran off to play, leaving his caregivers stunned, realizing that heaven met earth for just a moment that day.
But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11 (NIV)
Prayer for Foster Children: Now I lay me down to sleep, Lord these precious babes are yours to keep. Shield their hearts from fear and pain; pouring grace like gentle rain. As they close their eyes in slum-ber, we beseech you Father, for blessings abundant. Cover them in peace and faith, a hedge of angels before them place; banish the demons and evils too, and keep their hearts so pure and true. God bless one and God bless all, the innocent victims of the fall. Help me Father heed the call and love these hearts so very small. And when they wake by morning’s break, may joy and peace be theirs to take. Amen.
Did you know?
Fewer than 10% of all child abuse allegations are related to sexual abuse. Yet 25% of ALL WOMEN say they experi-enced sexual abuse as a child.