Keeping God Near

Apr 11, 2017

Steph Duff

“Auntie! Auntie! I want to share something with you, Auntie!” Sunday runs towards Abigail Ali, Back2Back Care Giver. “Auntie, today at school I learned about Jesus walking on water!”

As eight-year old Sunday sits down with Abigail, he shares the story he learned at school – recalling details and sharing it precisely. Abigail smiles softly to herself as she listens to the young boy excitedly share about his Savior.

“Each morning, we gather the children and do devotionals together before they leave for school,” explains Abigail. “Currently, we are doing a study on the closeness of God’s Word in our lives.”

The children and their three caregivers are spending time in Deuteronomy 30: 11-20. But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it (v14) is helping the children to understand they can continually have God’s word very close to them – always capable of inviting Jesus into their days.

Sunday excitedly concludes his story of Jesus walking on water and Abigail wipes a tear from her eye as she shares in his excitement. Sunday, along with the other children at Destiny Children’s Home, is experiencing an active God in his life, ready and willing to be near him at all times.

Steph Duff is a writer, daughter, sister, and really loud laugher. By day she lends her voice on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children with Back2Back Ministries. By night she is readily found with her nose in a book and spending time with her dachshund, Addy. At all hours, she can be found consuming copious amounts of coffee. She feels most herself in the heat of India and prefers her mugs big, her books long, and her words intentional.

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