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A Little Girl's Heart

A Little Girl’s Heart


It was a short-term missions’ trip; we would be there a little less than a year.  The children’s summer clothes were in one suitcase and their winter clothes in another. Their backpacks were filled with important personal items and toys.  Upon arrival, our 7-year-old daughter's coat was nowhere to be found.  A family member from the USA mailed her a coat, a beautiful white coat with lime green and dark blue trim.  Our daughter was filled with joy; the pretty coat arrived just in time for winter weather. 


The winters were cold, and I knew my daughter needed a scarf, hat, and gloves to go with her coat.  Being from another country, we were unfamiliar where to look for a child's colorful wintery accessories.  We found black, brown, dark green and even dark blue but they were not enticing to our daughter. The needed winter items became a matter of prayer for our family, especially for her.  About 3 weeks before Christmas a package came from the mother of a friend.  She had mailed Christmas gifts to each of the children.  The gifts were wrapped, and underneath was the sweetest answer to prayer -  a hat, a scarf and gloves in the perfect colors: white, lime green, navy and light blue!  Our little girl’s prayers had been answered, and my faith was encouraged that God had heard the cry of a little girl’s heart. We stood in awe for our God who cares so, so much for the desires of our hearts, especially a child’s!  Thank you, Jesus for your tender mercies and your lovingkindness!


psalms 37:4. “Take Delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.”