What does a young child do when the world around her is hostile and punitive?
What if she perceives that no one is listening?
What if she discerns that no one really cares?
Anxiety creeps in
It becomes too painful to speak and she turns inward
Inward where the love of God lives
She talks only to Him
She grows in His love
As His beloved child
Her young mind ponders His promises
And hangs on tight to His Word
She endures many trials
Her faith unflagging
As He walks by her side
He sends her many to love
And is loved in return
She learns to use her voice
To nurture as she was nurtured
By the heavenly Father
To bury the sins of the earthly father