A little princess
Purity shines out of this little girl's face
Attending pre-primary school, this little girl loves her dolly
Pat-a-cake-pat-a-cake-bakers-man (Isn't she sweet?)
Pure innocence as this little girl gazes longlingly at the goody-laden table. Under cover of the cake-cutting ceremony, I slipped her a cup cake!
Today I received an e-mail - one of those which do the rounds far too frequently. It showed a little girl of three years old, beautifully dressed , smiling up at the camera. It told me her name and... that she'd gone missing. My heart goes cold when I see these reports. I look at that little face and think, are you already a statistic? Is your little body lying broken and abused in a desolate place?
Am I being cynical? I think not. There are far too many children going missing and never being found alive again. I thought back to the past week where I've been involved almost back-to-back (yes, I'm at a school event again today, the year-end function) and I've seen children of all ages ranging from three-year-olds to pre-teens. And during these occasions, my heartfelt prayer has been for God's all-powerful protection to guard and keep these little ones innocent. And to protect them against abuse and neglect.
Children are a gift from God. They are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3