Know someone who could use a hug today?
Over breakfast, she told me about the three-year old she’s been caring for, his frightening tantrums of late, the lashing words pouring forth from his sorrowing spirit, the world weariness this child has had to carry at way too young an age. My heart broke and though I’ve never laid eyes on this boy, I almost felt as if I could see the haunted look in his eyes so hungry for love and security.
Praying for him this week, I felt the Holy Spirit nudge me, Share this valentine with him...
A vintage photo of a little boy inspired this drawing, and I have wondered who that long ago child was, what was going through his mind as he clung to his dear friend… Was he maybe a homesick boy off at boarding school, or a child sent away from home for safety from the war (as so many in England had to do in WWII)? Now I wonder, Father, did you lead me to draw this valentine… maybe… specifically for this lonely boy today?
“I will put it in his room for him to see each day!” she answered when I told her about it. “He’ll love it!”
I lifted it up last night, praying for the Holy Spirit to breathe His Love so wondrously through it to this child… that every time he looks at it, God’s love will palpably fall on him, embrace Him and comfort him… and he will truly believe, he is loved.
And today… if you could use a warm and fuzzy hug too… I send this one off to you! 🙂
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NIV)
Each of us plus the Lord – reaching out to others…
Let us be a three-fold cord to someone today!
© Pam Depoyan
The Loft(Grace and Truth linkup)
LOOKING FOR SOME ORIGINAL VALENTINES TO SEND THIS SEASON? I’VE JUST PLACED MY SEVEN NEW CARD DESIGNS (INCLUDING THE ONE SHOWN ABOVE) ON MY pen & ink HOME PORTRAITS PAGE.
Made for Anytime Valentines… why limit to February 14th? 🙂
(To view them…Look here for this vintage valentine heart image, then scroll down till you see it again with the card info… )
Questions about ordering? You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Lord, may these Valentine cards shine of You, wherever You may take them.