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Of The World’s Children

A Sunday morning somewhere in the world saw the woman being signaled by another. “Please pray for these children. Lay your hands on them and pray.”

The woman looked and took in an image of three huddled children; two girls and one boy. Their ages appeared to range from six to 12 years old.

“Who are they? What is their story?”

The woman was told . . .told the ugly story that resonates with countless other children who are accursed, disrespected, and tossed headlong into the societal rubbish that is strewn about our globe. Deeply troubled, the children have no set point, no guiding star, no clear direction for their raw baby lives. Physical, mental, and sexual abuse have been their instructors. Confusion, loss, and black abandonment are daily companions.

The woman grieved as she learned the little boy has never known his father. Never. The mother of the children are dead. The man who fathered his daughter, then had erotic activities with that child now fights for custody.

With stretched forth arms, the woman circled the three. “Come here,” she said to them. “I want to pray for you. Jesus loves you. I want you to always remember that. No matter what happens, do not forget that Jesus loves you. He’s on your side.” She prayed aloud as was her custom, the children standing still and huddling close to her. “Jesus, be the guardian of these dear children. Protect them. Keep them from harm . . . ” After the prayer, the conversation was of distances, and churches, and hope.

The woman did not sleep well that night.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

6 replies on “Of The World’s Children”

I have been carrying a heartrending burden for our abused children for sometime now. You are correct when you say Jesus is the only answer. As a nation we are drowning in a pit of toxic culture, drug abuse, hate and violence. Help us Jesus. Thank you Shirley.

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Nita, thank you for reading here, and for your response concerning the plight of so many of our children. Absolutely, God is the answer. Yet, He certainly does use people, and I always want to be aware of any situation in which I can be of any help. Asking God to give us all direction.Give us wisdom and courage to face these extreme challenges which are mounting by the day.


Michael, it honestly seems our world has connected itself to a bottomless pit of depravity. For how is it even possible to conjure up a fleck of evil that would exceed what is demonstrated around the world every day. I truly cannot fathom it. I intended to write more, encouraging intervention by each of us, both spiritually and materially, but as I wrote I felt an increasing sense of futility. For in fact what was spoken into the children’s life is the only answer. We humans do our bit in alleviating some pain, but in the end it truly is only Jesus who is the answer. God help us.

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