|First Sunday on the bus!|
|Some kids were very happy to see us.|
|The children wanted to play hide & seek with us.|
For four hours I was in shock. I've been blessed my entire life! To see these children, and these living conditions...my heart ached.
However, for those four hours I saw so much love. These children squealed with delight when they saw who was at the door. Little children would run to Saul as he knelt down and they would hop right up on his knee. Children would shout "PRAISE JESUS" as they greeted us.
For the first time in my life, I didn't have words to describe what I was seeing/feeling.
Matthew 19:14 says "But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
This has been my prayer. To have a heart that knows God. I desire to have His heartbeat.
So I have been searching. Trying to find my place. Trying to grow in the Lord. Trying to use my talents for Him. Truth is: It hasn't been easy, having a burden and not knowing where to use it.
Our bus department needed help, temporarily, for a few months. So I agreed to the task. Friday night I went out and met some parents, and saw some of our Sunday School Kids. Knowing about their family lives, and living situations, my heart simply broke. I really didn't know if I could do it.
Then, Sunday Morning, the first little boy we picked up, Angel, ran to the bus, jumped on, and threw himself in my arms, for the biggest hug.
I was hooked. My heart was stolen. I found the heartbeat.