Hey Little Girl

“Hey little girl,” Abba said as little girl stared up at him with a restless look, waiting to hear what he would say to her.

“Be still. Peace is yours, my sweet girl. You have nothing to fear or worry about. I have it all figured out. I’ll tell you when it’s time. Let’s go on a little walk,” with that Abba turned around and began to walk towards the beautiful hills, taking one large step at a time. He would turn around to make sure little girl was following and she did. She was so close behind him almost stepping on the backs of his heels to keep up with him.

“Little girl, I see your heart. This isn’t too difficult. I have a wonderful plan for you. I know you’ve been waiting all this time and wanting all that I have for you. I know. I understand. I remember the time. I won’t forget about you or leave you behind. Just follow me. I have wonderful things in store for you, wonderful things.”

“Are you sure, Abba?” Little girl said quietly, wondering about what Abba had just said and remembering the difficulties of her earlier years.

“Little girl, come here,” Abba spoke these words and picked her up. He held her tightly in his arms once again. Little’s girls tears came down one after another as she let go and let him show her once again how much he loved her.

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Remembering

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Just when little girl thought it all was too much and she wasn’t sure if she would make it through the terrible storm, a wave of grace came and picked her up. This happened time and time again.

When the tears seemed enough for her to swim in, something shifted and her heart found renewed life. Her heart was renewed as she remembered how much Abba loved her. Her soul found life when she recalled that Abba was her father for good.

When the clouds and the rains seemed to muddle her mind, little girl remembered her adoption day. She remembered how Abba had reassured her of his great love for her time and time again.

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Love Beyond Measure

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“Abba?” little girl looked up at Abba intently.

“Yes, little girl,” Abba answered, seeing the question and concern in little girl’s eyes. As soon as Abba saw this, little girl became anxious and looked away from these eyes that always exuded tenderness and kindness.

“I get so worried sometimes that I’m going to mess up and fail. I don’t want to disappoint you and make you sad that you adopted me,” tears formed in little girl’s eyes as she put words to the deep concerns that nearly overtook her heart every once in awhile.

“Little girl, look at me,” Abba spoke softly and took little girl’s face in his hands and turned her eyes back to his. “I love you, little girl. I chose you. Do you realize that I wanted you to be my daughter way before you were even born? Do you know that I’ve always loved you despite your fears and sadness and mistakes? You can’t cause me to love you any less. I’m not disappointed in you, or sad I adopted you, not at all! I’m so happy that you’re my daughter. I’m so proud of how you’re growing and learning to trust me more. I’m so excited about who you’re becoming. Little girl, I love you beyond measure the way you are, today. I’ve loved you beyond measure for such a long time.”

As Abba spoke, the sadness on little girl’s face slowly faded away and was replaced with a smile that came from the inside out. Her eyes were full of life as she received all that Abba spoke to her.

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Much More Than Enough

“Abba, why don’t you get upset with me and punish me when I make a mistake? Why don’t you get angry and impatient with me when I’m slow to come to you?”

Little girl had gone over these thoughts and questions in her mind and heart time and time again. Abba responded to her so differently than the other fathers and mothers in her life had responded to her. Abba was never impatient with her. He was so different than the rest.

Finally, little girl felt compelled to ask him, and so she did.

Abba came down to little girl’s level and locked eyes with her, “Why would I get upset and angry with you? Why would I be impatient with you when I know you want to come straight to me yet you’re afraid? Why would I punish you when you’re just a child wanting to trust in my love for you? I have plenty of time, and plenty of patience, and plenty of love for you. Always remember this.”

With that, Abba picked little girl up and held her tight. He carried her again, like he said he would.

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Abba’s Voice

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Abba’s voice wasn’t loud but little girl heard every word perfectly. Her soul rested in his love. Whenever she heard Abba’s voice she felt the peace she had come to experience.

Little girl loved hearing Abba speak her name. Abba loved to talk to little girl and share secrets with her. Other times little girl just sat on Abba’s lap in silence. These were some of her favorite times.

Little girl rested in hearing Abba’s voice and she rested when he was quiet. She had found what she had always been looking for. Her life was different because she had been adopted into Abba’s family. She took him at his word and believed in his goodness.

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Abba’s Princess

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Little girl became accustomed to wearing the new garments Abba had given her. She dressed like a princess because she was Abba’s daughter. Abba had adopted little girl some time ago and she needed to be reminded of this at times.

Time and again, a storm would brew over little girl’s mind and heart and she would face the accusations that she had long since overcome. She knew she was adopted and loved by Abba, yet sometimes her heart momentarily forgot all the wonderful things he had done for her and how he had set her free.

Abba knew little girl so well. He knew the battles she fought and he picked her up and carried her like he’d promised he would do. Abba never forgot his promises to little girl.

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Garments for a Princess

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Abba taught little girl to walk one small step at a time. He taught her and he stayed with her through the difficulties. Little girl was never alone. Abba was her safety and he reminded her time and time again of all the beautiful things he had for her life.

One day he told her he wanted to give her a new wardrobe in exchange for her garments. Abba told little girl that she was a princess and that he was going to give her dresses and outfits worthy of a princess.

Little girl was so excited about this. She loved the beautiful dresses that princesses wore. She could hardly believe how kind Abba was and how wonderful her life had become.

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