Word-Filled Wednesday

What is she thinking, this wistful little girl with the skinned knee? She looks lonely. Her eyes speak volumes, her sadness palpable. If she were to talk, what would she say? Would she say that her life was unbearable much of the time? Or would she hide her pain and say everything was fine?

Today, looking back at her, I know that all along God was with her, fulfilling the potential He put in her from the very beginning. He gave her a future and a hope, even though in later years she had wondered where He was and how she could possibly go on. Then she called to Him, and He answered her and let her know in oh, so many ways, how He had been there with her all the time.

Traces of the wistful little girl remain. But in her heart she hears, “I have loved you with an everlasting love. I will never leave you or forsake you.”

Mokihana, age four, in Mānoa Valley.

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20 Responses to Word-Filled Wednesday

  1. ellen b says:

    What a sweet photo and wonderful testimony of God’s hand on your life. Blessings on you as you continue to call on the Lord…

  2. chris says:

    great pic.. thanks for sharing it.. this must be so precious! 🙂

  3. Jennifer B says:

    You were a pretty little girl. God does know His plans and He does listen. I am so thankful.

    Jennifer B

  4. Carrie says:

    Wonderful promise and beautiful photograph.

  5. Denise says:

    Such a precious picture, bless you.

  6. hip chick says:

    Oh what a great idea for WFW!! I love it!

  7. Mary says:

    What a stunning word-filled Wednesday!

  8. Jen says:

    What a wonderful testimony this is to God’s greatness. I really needed this today. Wonderful post!

  9. sherry says:

    What a lovely post. Thanks for sharing this wonderful promise.
    Many Blessings,

  10. Laurie Ann says:

    Beautiful post, picture and Scripture. I’m so glad you shared this wonderful promise with us today! Happy WFW!

  11. Susan says:

    Oh, how sweet. Loved the picture, verse and GREAT promise God has given to us all.

    Blessings to you this WFW♥

  12. Peggy says:

    Blessings Mokihana…Such touching words of a testimony to your sweet childhood photo and a significant verse that clearly shows God’s promises are true & meant for you! Continue to hold on & call upon Him for HIS LOVE is everlasting, never fails, won’t forsake. EnJOY WFW! Que Dios te bendiga!

  13. Sue says:

    Thank you for speaking from your heart. I love your WFW photo and verse as well.


  14. Kym says:

    Sometimes when we are facing tough times we forget that God has a perfect plan for us and all we have to do is ask Him and He will show us what it is. I need to remember that today. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder.

  15. Christy says:

    Sweet photo and beautiful thoughts…His plans.

    Love this post.


  16. June says:

    I loved the story, and thanks for the picture, with the scripture quote on
    it. How did you do that? June

  17. Amydeanne says:

    what a beautiful story hugs my friend!

  18. This is so meaningful and it made me cry. When I think back to my own childhood, I could pen the same verse on it. Thank you for taking me back…

  19. You were, and are, beautiful.

    Sending you robin songs.

  20. Jenny says:

    Oh, I’m so late in commenting on this! But I do believe that some of us are given more obstacles in life as a test — If we survive, it makes us stronger and more compassionate people. You might not be the amazing and loving person you are now had you had a different childhood. You might not have the loving family you have now had you not learned (the hard way) how to be a nurturing wife and mother. And you might now be the emphathetic and funny friend you are now had you not learned what pain feels like.

    I think the girl in the photos looks like someone determined to survive and thrive.

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