You Will Restore My Life Again


Oh Lord, our Father, break us, break us as the world has broken Yours.

As a new pair of eyes blink open each morning to great the day among us my heart yearns to understand his voiceless plea.


His eyes speak of pain. 

His eyes speak of sadness.

His eyes speak of fear.

His eyes speak of distrust.

His eyes speak of desperation.

In his eyes there is no shimmer of hope.  


Oh Lord, let us be to him that which you would use to show Your love,

Your security,

Your comfort,

Your peace.


He fights us. 

He hurts.

He fights us some more.

He fights our warm meals, our cool glasses of water. He fights our care. 


He fights our affection.


He fights those ways in which we show him the love that has captured him to us. 


He wants not, he needs not, he has closed the door to the living.  His pain is so deep, emotion is too hard to bear, he chooses to remain indifferent.


He breaks our hearts, as he should. 


May we never become too tired, too calloused, too jaded, too weary, too busy, too accustomed, too accepting of, too comfortable with, the pains of this world, the crushing hurt of a little life carried through suffering until there is not enough for one more day and they are brought from their world and left in ours. 


But Gethro cannot fight our prayers. Nor yours.  We will persist.  By His grace we will break down his barriers.  By His peace we will open the door to the wounds on his heart.  By His mercy he will begin to heal.  By His strength he will desire to fight for a life among the living.  For His glory we press on.    The giver of life has chosen us for this great honor and we will rise to His calling with humble hearts, we are broken and it is there and there only that we can reach through the barrier and truly touch with healing the scars of another.  


Psalm 71:20 (NIV)

20 Though you have made me see troubles,
many and bitter,
you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
you will again bring me up.

12 comments (Add your own)

1. Amanda Bauer wrote:
Beautiful! I am so thankful those children have you and other Godly influence. There's no other way to heal that pain than through Him. Continued prayers! Stay safe!

Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 5:36 AM

2. Genevieve @ Turquoise Gates wrote:
Sweet, sweet boy! Prayers sent up for this precious little one...and all of you who are the "hands and feet" for the rest of us...

Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 8:30 AM

3. Jane Blannin-Bruleigh wrote:
Molly, I know that the love and care God has blessed you with, is going to fill Gethro's heart with love and he will open up to you. May God bless you with encouragement and persistence to continue bringing His love to this sweet sad little soul.

Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

4. Tami Jacobs wrote:
Oh Molly. I remember him as well. I even picked him up and held him because he was crying. We will be praying for him and for you.

Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 3:08 PM

5. Rori Hartzell wrote:
Oh Molly......our whole household is crying! My heart deeply aches for Gethro and all the countless children who experience this level of pain. I am also praising Jesus that Gethro, and many others, are blessed by God through a beautiful woman with a servants heart named "Molly". Praying...continual prayers sent from us on behalf of so many children that are in your care. xoxoxoxo

Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 11:45 PM

6. Francine Hamel wrote:
I remember seeing this little boy last week standing with the other children. He did not interact with them but just kept looking around very quietly. He will be remembered in my prayers.

Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 7:06 PM

7. Cheryl wrote:
Molly, this made me cry. These kids have built up so many defenses only God's power working through us can overcome those defenses. Keep on doing the work you are called to do. A child's long term ability to trust and love depends on it.

Wed, May 16, 2012 @ 9:42 PM

8. Cathy Guimond wrote:
I am praying for Gethro and all who are caring for him.

Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 4:36 PM

9. Marie wrote:
I am so moved I am speechless....praying.

Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 6:22 PM

10. anne souville wrote:
From a far away country, France, all my love to Gethro I hope he can find a family forever I hope he can find some doctor, some friends, some family to tell him the words he needs, to help him to identify his pain and help him struggling and learnig to enjoy A bit of life was Gethro in main house before or dud he come directly in toddler? did he still get family? I know Molly you give all you can to him i'm crying tonight beacausei'm so faraway i can't just open my harms and take him to share tenderness and consideration I hope Gethro will come through this fight and find love ours kids are wearing for their whole life invisible scares but they are learning to move and enjoy life in spite of these scars all my love for you, the staff and the kids and of course special love to him Anne, mother of Manuella, 4 years (and Half!) born in Kenscoff, arrived in France 3 years ago

Sun, May 20, 2012 @ 6:04 PM

11. jean B wrote:
Bless you Molly! God Bless Gethro! God Bless him with healing, hope, love, joy and gladness. God Bless those that love him and are caring for him! May God be praised. -jean

Mon, May 21, 2012 @ 3:16 PM

12. Sandy wrote:
oh how I wish I could be the special someone that could bring Gethro back to enjoy life, accept affection and grow some hope. I would love to come and love on your little ones.

Sat, May 26, 2012 @ 2:24 PM

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