I wanted to write this post 6 months ago, but was never able to complete it. I have now finally finished writing the story. This one is so special to me that I just have to share it even if it is 6 months late. Pretend that it is still December, okay? Thanks. :)
This past Christmas I participated in the Christmas card drive for unsponsored Compassion children in Ecuador. I made three different Christmas cards online that were printed and delivered along with many others. Participating in this project was such a blessing to me. At a time in my life when I was mostly bedridden, I was so excited to have the opportunity to reach out to a few children in a small, tangible way. Though I didn't know names or faces, I prayed for the three children who would receive the cards I made.
A few weeks later I read this post by Brianne Mullins announcing that our Christmas cards had made it to the children in Ecuador. I carefully looked at all of the pictures to see if I could find a child holding one of my cards, and I was disappointed to not find one. Then I watched this video that was embedded in Brianne's post:
About halfway through I realized that the little girl was reading a card that I had created! Not only did I get to see the face of a little girl who received my card, I got to hear her voice. It was such a special gift to me, and I had tears of joy streaming down my face as I laid in bed watching this beautiful little girl read my letter to her. What a special Christmas gift the Lord gave me when He sovereignly ordained that my card would be read by this little girl and posted on YouTube for me to see. At a time in my life when I was bedridden, home bound, and feeling very cut off from the world, this touched me deeply.
Merry Christmas, dear little girl in Ecuador. I still think of you and pray for you.