Sunday, March 27, 2011

Never Alone

I wrote this yesterday morning, the day after my hardest day here. As I struggled to keep up with the team on our outing, a man walked by, pointed at me, laughed and said (in very good English) "last in line".

I could see my team up ahead - they were so close and yet so far away. I knew if I could just reach them I'd be ok, but as hard as I tried, I couldn't get to them. For a moment I gave up.

In that moment, God reminded me that the babies here are somewhat last in line. They know that help is just out of reach. If they could just reach out enough, love would come to them.

I see you little one
I know you are crying
I long for the day that you'll soar like an eagle

You're never alone
I'm right by your side
I've not forgotten the heartache that dwells deep inside you

You may not understand why some of the people come and go -
All those faces you may never see again

But they held you with My arms
and comforted you with My words
and loved you with My heart
and sang to you My song
I sent them to do those things and more

They won't always get it right but they'll do all that they can while they are with you
They came to help you along your way

Your road ahead will be hard at times
Your burden will feel like such a heavy load to carry
but My way is easy,
and My burden is light
I will trade My load for yours any day.

You can't ask on your own quite yet, but that one that's holding you has already asked on your behalf, and I've heard their cries for mercy.

That feeling you have when someone holds you and you smile and giggle and they smile and giggle back and hold you close and kiss your head? That's what love is.

Learn from the love they are showing you.
Accept their love.
Let them be Me to you.
One day, because of the love they have shown you, I will hug you and kiss you Myself.

For now, they are My hands and feet,
My arms and My voice.

Know these things...

You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in My book.

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me.

I am not distant and angry; I am the complete expression of love, and it is My desire to love you like crazy.

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could, for I am the perfect Father.

Every good gift that you receive comes from My hand, for I am your provider and I meet all your needs.

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope because I love you with an everlasting love and I rejoice over you with singing.

I will never stop doing good to you for you are My treasured possession.

I want to show you great and marvelous things.

If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me.

Delight in me, and I will give you the desires of your heart for it is I who gave you those desires.

I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine for I am your greatest encourager.

So tonight, little one, when it's dark and you can't see anything remember that I am there with you.

When you cry in the dark, I am there
When you're scared of the dark, I am there
When you feel lost in the dark, I am there

I will be your Comfort
your Friend
your Savior
your Healer
From now until the end of time

Don't be afraid My child...
for you are never alone.


  1. tears running down my face....... thank you

  2. Beautifully said Karen. How amazing to know that God is using YOU to do His work. He picked YOU! And you are doing it beautifully. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself with us.


  4. Yes... Thank you for sharing your heart as God shares his with you and through you.

  5. Karen,
    I can see by your words and your heart why you were chosen to hold and love these babies. Praying for you and the group.

  6. Karen,
    Thank you for giving up your life here in the states to be God's hands and touch those babies. You have a beautiful heart!