Listening to an infant heartbeat. Feeling a life growing within a life. Seeing those small feet take those first steps. Hearing the cry of a child with a scraped knee. Having a little companion who walks, talks, and looks just like you. These are the myriad experiences intrinsic in the sacred tradition of family. This is what having a child means—but more than that, it means fulfilling the purpose God created when He created His own family: the human race.
Just as we depend on God for our salvation and protection, so do children depend on their parents to provide them with guidance and moral support. Are you ready to accept the responsibility of another life and to follow in God's footsteps?
In My Little Friend, author Dallal Alexander chronicles the miracle of creating a family in God's image and showing her children—her little buddies—the true miracle of communion with the Lord. Through the everyday struggles of life, the Holy Spirit is a helper, showing the true way to accomplish God's purpose to the family that embraces and recognizes the path they are meant to take. Dallal's account of family and faithfulness asserts God's decision to create humans to be his family and incites our duty as humans to create more sons and daughters for the Lord.
Through dedication and faith, a family can grow together to overcome the trials and corruption of the world to live as God's "little friends", with the help of the Holy Spirit and a heart truly open to his plans.
Dallal Alexander is a native of Egypt who has lived in America for the majority of her life. She now resides in Florida with her husband and three children.
©2009 Tate; 2009 Dallal Alexander
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