He Loves You

The Thursday before last we got to INHFA for the bible study early so we went to visit the nursery. In the room past the infant nursery is where they keep all the special needs children. When we walked into the room most of the kids were taking a nap except two of them. One was a 16-year-old boy that couldn’t have been more than three feet tall with his limbs straight. He couldn’t talk or walk or even keep his eyes open for long. He just lay on the couch breathing heavily and barely moving. Next to the couch was a baby car seat and a three year old boy was lying there spazzing out. One of the women who worked there told me that he was epileptic. Then she went and got his brother from napping and told us he was paralyzed on the right side of his body. Then she brought out two more boys that were brothers and they were both autistic. And she went back again to get a boy and he was mute. And then she took me to the back room and introduced me to a boy that had spinal problems and had to lie in a waterbed all day, anything else would irritate his back and he would cry. He even cried when he was held.

In this place that was full of so much despair the Lord reminded me that I have something to give. I have hope, I have joy, and I have peace. Then one of the autistic brothers started to act out and cry, so I picked him up. I started praying peace over him and asking the Lord what to do and how to calm him down. Then the Lord reminded me of a time last summer when it was 115 degrees and I felt so alone and depressed. A cool breeze came in from the window and I heard the Lord tell me he loved me. Now every time I feel the wind I know that the Lord loves me. So I began to gently blow on his neck and tell him the God of this universe loves him. Low and behold, he stopped crying and calmed down.

This is what we are called to do. To love, and be loved, and to invite the presence of the Lord every place we go. If his love can conquer death, there’s no limit on what he can do for that little boy.



  • Karis
    September 22, 2012 - 2:46 am | Permalink

    Katie, im so excited for this journey you are on! Sorry i missed connecting with you before you left :/ I love you and am praying for you!!

  • Kelly Junk
    September 22, 2012 - 9:05 pm | Permalink

    What a blessing you are Katie. You challenge me to listen more closely and step out in faith more boldly. Thank you for being His hands and feet where He is leading you. Praying for you often. Blessings, KJ

  • cheryl vatral
    September 22, 2012 - 11:13 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful Katie Gods Love is beautiful So encouraged with your strength The joy of the Lord is your strength Thank you Lord for your love and peace!

  • whitney caldwell
    September 23, 2012 - 2:16 pm | Permalink

    oh katie that is so amazing! i feel so blessed by this post!

  • lori hart
    September 29, 2012 - 12:24 am | Permalink

    Dearest katie…….I ran into your sweet momma yesterday and she updated me on you and told me about your blog. i am so proud of you and invision you twirling in your little dresses when you were little and spreading the word of Jesus to everyone!! the hart family loves you and know you are touching many lives!! You are such a blessing! Can’t wait to tell hunter about your blog….Xoxoxoxox

    • Katie Emery
      October 9, 2012 - 5:45 am | Permalink

      Thanks Lori, give everyone love from me. hope all the Harts are doing well!

  • Marissa aka Mamabear
    September 29, 2012 - 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Again your message humbles me Sweet Katie Baby! To be reminded of how simple God’ solutions are if we simply ask and assume he has the perfect response IF we simply listen. Thank you Katie for saying yes and teaching and reminding all who are the lessed to read! Brian and I pray
    For you and your team. We love you and
    Momma and papa bear Carpenter

    • Katie Emery
      October 9, 2012 - 5:43 am | Permalink

      Thanks Miss for all the encouragement and prayers always.Love you!

  • Aunt Stephanie
    October 14, 2012 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Precious and beautiful Katie, wow! My heart is so touched by your pictures and hearing the words that you speak from your heart! God’s love is so strong in you and so precious!
    You are certainly a fountain of love and compassion! I am praying God strengthen you , give you health and fill you up with wisdom love and everything you need so you can continue to pass it along to others in need! I pray that provision is there for you and your team and the Angels of the Lord go with you before you to prepare the way and the blood of Jesus covers you and keeps you safe!
    I love you so much precious Katie! I am so very proud of you! You are with me always in my heart and prayers! Praying God reveal all that to you! We ALL love YOU so much!!!!! Hugs & kisses … Aunt Steph

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