Precious in His Sight

5 May

Through the windshield of the car, I saw them pass through my field of vision.  Three of them holding hands.  Like stair steps.  No shoes.  Dirty ragged clothes.  Unbathed.  Stopping for a moment not noticing that they were being watched from inside the vehicle in the alley next to the bank.  Huddling in a small circle, the oldest tearing apart a very “overripe” orange.  The whole event was over in fifteen seconds, but each detail left an indelible imprint on my mind.  Before the bank statement being delivered from the bank.  Before I could think about getting out of the car.  Gone.  Vanishing into the rest of the crowd that had not even stopped to notice.  Dickens would have described them as street urchins…but I had seen their eyes.  Anticipating.  One third of a rotten orange.  Breakfast.  No school today.  No goodbye kisses.  No momma giving a spit polish to the milk ring left at the corner of their mouths.  No milk at all.  No fighting for the biggest piece.  Hungrily gnawing the first bite.  Love for each other in the deep-set eyes commanding their boney faces.

“They are precious in His sight.”  How many times have I heard that song sang?  Fifteen seconds.  Events that have the power to impact our lives.  Orphans.  Little brothers, five, seven, and nine.  Getting to choose where they were born?

Bank statement delivered.  Car moving ahead.  Searching the crowded street.  Gone.  Into God’s loving care.  Precious.  His oversight.  Suffering relieved someday.  “…hunger and thirst after righteousness,”

While we are waiting for a bank statement.  Precious-in-His-sight opportunities passing.  Gone.  Sharing hope with hearts.  Fifteen seconds.  Little less than writing time for a check.  Laying up treasures…

4 Responses to “Precious in His Sight”

  1. BarbGerber May 6, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    Love your heart!

    Keep posting…keep watching…keep trusting God to have His eyes everywhere.


  2. Klint May 7, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    God is so good even when I don’t understand. Thanks for sharing with such powerful words.

  3. Carol Klopfenstein May 9, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    you have such a way with words Allen- almost feel like I am there- how touching- and here I am overweight- Carol

  4. Sarah Fiechter May 12, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    Wow. Thanks for your posts – they really help me strive for a different perspective.

    Love and Blessings

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