The ice cream is scooped out, melting before it can get to the receivers little hand. No one, no sibling, no other child, no hungry elder will rob them of their blessing, because here they are safe! And then it happens, for a brief moment, when the world completely stops, when circumstances and challenges of life are suddenly put to the sideline, for a moment of complete and utter bliss. It is the moment of the very first lick of an ice cream cone in a six year olds hand…the all consuming aroma of vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate, the cold cream dripping down their little chins. A giggle takes hold and the world seems a bit brighter as the children’s eyes widen in pleasant excitement for this new embarked on experience, of yes, merely ice cream.
May we encourage you this New Year to shine His light into someone’s darkness. You are not called according to your qualifications, but according to your willingness to go wherever and to whomever He sends you to. So we encourage you to be a part of this great commission and watch as God fulfils His purpose on this earth to bring His children back into fellowship with Himself while you discover the same deeper love that He has for you.
Heiko and I would like to thank the German couple for their generous gift sent to us for these children this Christmas and say what a blessing it was to be your hands and feet and deliver this message. Thank You and God Bless!