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Through Her Big Heart

She had been trying so hard. She was bound and determined. They may be big and fast, but she is so confident that she is huge. 

Always the last one. Little legs can easily fail you. But she just kept trying. Determination convinced her of Olympic gold. 

That’s when she turned around and saw her. Everyone was going to make it. Gold, silver and bronze. But what is earned for fourth place? 

In the blink of an eye she did a 180. The finish line within fingertips. That’s when she discovered the real race. And that’s when she gave up the gold to go encourage her little sister’s pursuit of bronze. 

She didn’t have to. Long legs and experience almost always win. 

But her beautifully compassionate heart stooped low to go back for the smallest. 

I only caught it in a flash. She wasn’t doing it for anyone but just her sister. Her precious cheers of encouragement. And as they approached the finish line, Rachael hit the brakes and let Eden win her accomplishment. 

There was no prize for fourth place.

… No prize except for a full heart.

– Oh the lessons He teaches me through her big heart.

– Treasuring it all in my heart.


Have you ever thought that the all-sufficient Savior has promised those who walk in blind faith more than our minds can ever comprehend? That the only True Savior renews our minds, even when we feel most useless toward His Kingdom work? The Lord of all dares to touch our hearts, even as we stumble to find obedience. Oh how this soul wishes we Christians would embrace His Truth! And that the world would be different because of obedient hearts. Lord, change me. Lord, change us. All for Your glory. ---------- I am a Jesus-follower, a Homemaker, a Wife of the best man EVER, a Mom of 4 wonderful girls, a missionary in Africa, a Friend, an Encourager, a Seeker of integrity who is unsatisfied with a mediocre walk in Christ, and Blessed beyond any words that I could ever express. Thanks for being interested in my little slice of the world.

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