Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A Broken Heart


Tonight we have a special guest in our home. It is my pleasure to be able to take care of one of my students for a couple of days (his younger brother is staying in the home of one of my teaching partners... fortunately we live in the same neighborhood). For confidentiality reasons I can't share much about the circumstances...but this little guy has not had any easy go of it. I have no doubt that he is loved by his family, but those closest to him are broken people who just didn't have the ability to love the way he needs or deserves. This little guy has never had a soft place to fall, but he did have a familiar and consistent place... and now that is gone. I don't understand why such heartbreaking things happen to children, but I do know they are loved by God and He has a plan for their lives. I would very much appreciate if you would lift these little guys in prayer.

6 comments:

Ginger said...

Thank you for sharing, Beth. I will be praying for the family and for you as God has provided the opportunity to show His love to someone truly in need. It is a reminder to me that what we do for those in need, we do for Christ himself.

Jill said...

Thank you for being willing to take another in especially when your house is already full. I am sure the girls are showing him the ropes ;o)

You are not just a great teacher, but a safe support. I will be praying for you!

Carol said...

I will be praying too! I am so glad that you can be there for that little boy... You are a blessing and I will pray that God gives you wisdom on how to best touch his heart. You my friend are once again, touching eternity. Thank you for making the sacrifice, like Jill said, you do have a full house. But it is obvious that you have your priorities straight and you are once again, being a great example for the rest of us. Love Ya!

Jamie said...

We are praying for these little guys at our house. They have been talked about a lot here...my kids really like them!

Tricia said...

We will pray also for them and the whole family. You sure are storing up your treasures in heaven!

Dominique* said...

we take prayer requests in our bible class at school and i put that little guy on the prayer list