April 20th, 2016
When Danielle’s daughter was born six weeks early, she was tiny at 3 pounds 13 ounces and with lungs that still needed to develop. She spent five weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit in the city where we live. Today, she is a healthy, strong-willed, and silly four-year-old whom you would never guess was a preemie.
When Danielle looks back on that time in her life, she’s so thankful for those who surrounded her with love and care. Her employers allowed her to delay her maternity leave so that when her daughter came home she could spend time with her there. Her church family showered her little family with gifts. Their Sunday School class kept them fed, and she doesn’t know how many prayers were lifted on their behalf.
At that time in her life, Danielle was the “foreigner, the fatherless and the widow.” She was the person in need and she is thankful that her needs were met by her Father in heaven through those she’d placed in her life at that time. May we never forget it, and may it be our prayer to be a servant to those in need when we feel His gentle nudging.
Author: Danielle Broadbooks