Monday, May 19, 2014

"Mommy! - Did you get her out!"

A couple of weeks ago I took Selah, my 4-year-old daughter, to work with me. She was so excited as it felt very special & we were having a fun time putting some newsletters together & getting ready for our annual Miles for Missions race. She got bored after a couple of hours so I let her play games on my computer while I kept working around the office.

On one of my bookshelves, I have the picture that SOS gave me a couple years ago of a young girl behind bars with a verse about rescuing those who are helpless. I was busy in work mode when all of a sudden Selah says, “Mommy, why is that little girl behind those bars?”

I was shocked that she had noticed this…and I quickly asked the Holy Spirit for guidance on what to say. I said something like, “Well, it’s just a picture that reminds me to pray for kids around the world. There are so many kids who have hard things in their life. That is why we pray for India and other countries at night. Do you remember how you have been praying with me for kids around the world?”

She said yes & I thought our conversation was over.

A couple minutes passed and she said.  “Mom, is that little girl in India?”

“Yes,” I said. That’s why I went to India in November – remember, Mommy’s big trip? I got to meet precious kids that we help!”

She nodded & again I thought we were finished.

About five minutes passed when she said with tears in her eyes, “Mommy, is that girl still trapped behind those bars? Did you get her out?!”

I must have hesitated for a minute because she almost got frantic. “Mommy! Did you get her out?!”
I was in tears at this point, so I just said, “Yes, baby. She is okay. She got out. She is okay.”

As you can imagine, I couldn’t focus much on work for the rest of the day. Today as I’ve been praying the Lord brought that conversation back to my mind. Praying for that same level of urgency to remain in us everyday. May our hearts be plagued with the question “Did we get them out?”
I am thankful to Sower of Seeds for infecting my heart with the desire to do small things to see more girls set free.

“Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalm 82:4
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