With yellow ringlets bobbing across her cheeks, Sarah bubbled through life as a beautiful and funny seven year-old girl. But unfortunately, she suffered greatly from a disease that was unjustly consuming her tiny body.
As Sarah lay in her hospital bed, unconscious, her mother begged the Lord to let her little girl live. Confused as to the condition afflicting her daughter, she cried out, “Why, Lord, why? No child should suffer like this.”
Realizing she was about to lose her darling child forever, she began to sob uncontrollably. Finally worn out from crying, she fell asleep with her head on the bed next to her daughter’s frail body. While asleep, the Lord gave her a vision of the future life of little Sarah, if she were to live.
This is what she saw…
As Sarah grew up, she suffered through very difficult circumstances: divorce of her parents, abuse, and bullying from others. She began to deteriorate emotionally until her life disintegrated into a shambles. This precious girl eventually left home and became addicted to drugs. No one knew where she was or how she was doing.
Selling herself to men, she used the money to support her drug habit. Then early one morning, someone discovered her body in an alley all curled up in the fetal position next to a dumpster.
In her purse, the police found a note she had written to her mother but never sent. It read, “Dear Mom, I now know why you wanted to keep me in church and why you wanted me to know Jesus. I am so sorry for all the heartache I have caused you. My life is worth nothing and I do not want to live any longer. Life is hell, or is hell life? Who knows? I sure don’t. My troubles are now over, but I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I am sorry. Your little girl, Sarah.”
The mother awoke with a jolt, screaming, “No, no, no!”
Then, she heard the Lord gently whispering to her…
“You see now what I already knew. There was just too much pain and suffering at the hands of others in the future for this precious little one.
Her life may have been short, but remember I gave her as a gift to you. She was Mine to lend to you, if only for a little while, and now I have brought her home to be with Me for safe-keeping. There is no more suffering for her now, only peace and rest.
Please understand My ways and dealings with you and My other precious children. I see those things in the future you do not. I sometimes bring home those who, to others, seem to be leaving their earthly life much too early, but I know and do only what is best for My children.
I love Sarah even more than you do. You may miss her but be comforted in knowing she shall shed no more tears. She will be here with Me, awaiting the day you arrive here also.”
The tears again began to stream down the mother’s face as she praised God for His wonderful mercy, goodness, and protection. She gently kissed Sarah on the forehead as her precious little girl breathed her last breath. And she was gone – Home.