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A Life Transformation

Continued from last week ...

I looked into the eyes of Ruthie with tears flowing down my face, and I said, “God where ARE You?”  And in that moment, the Lord reminded me of what I had

asked Him before the summer began…..”God I want to see You face to face.”  I realized then and there, that I was looking at the face of Christ and the verse from the Bible that popped into my head was from the book of Isaiah 53:3 – “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, One from whom men hide their face.”  And I was then reminded of what Jesus said in Matthew 25, “When you’ve done it unto one of the least of these, you’ve done it unto me.”

I thought I was going to see Jesus on the mountain top, but it was in the valley of the shadow of death that He revealed Himself to me in the suffering Ruthie. 

Unfortunately after I left, the orphanage director put a lock on Ruthie’s room so that she could never come out and no one could go in.  m.”  And Ruthie soon passed away.

I have struggled with this a lot.  I’ve gotten angry, depressed, have felt hopeless…you name it.  But a couple of years after leaving the orphanage, I came across a passage that really helped to bring light to Ruthie’s situation.

  1. A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.-Proverbs 13:23

It wasn’t God Who starved and mistreated Ruthie.  It was people in positions of power who didn’t give her justice.

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