God will help
Dorothy's family left the place where they lived because
there was no more condition to stay there. The place was
far from the city, and all the food came from the land.
So they ate the beans, corn, cassava, green beans,
tomatoes, carrots and vegetables that her father planted
in the garden.
But a vast drought came and all the plantations died.
Even the fruit trees didn’t resist because the stream
that washed the property and the fountain, which
provided them with water to drink, had also dried. It
meant, no water to them.
Without having anything to eat and no water to drink,
after much thinking, Dorothy's father decided to leave
the countryside and go to the city.
- God will help us! Said Dorothy.
They went by wain, walking for many leagues under strong
sun, without water and very hungry.
Dorothy didn’t complain not to worry her parents. But
leaving the place, where she was born and where she was
so happy, to go and live in the city where she knew no
one and where they had nowhere to stay, she wanted to
With a tight heart of sadness, she intimately begged the
High not to abandon them.
It was afternoon when they arrived in the city. John
stopped to rest for a while. Then a young man appeared,
and when he saw John, he asked:
- From the things you bring in the wagon, I can tell
you’re moving. Do you know our city?
John, grateful for his attention, replied:
- Young man, we just arrived. Can you tell me where I
can get a house to stay with the family?
Penalized, the boy considered:
- It's difficult to get a house like this, out of the
blue. However, you can go to the night hostel. There
they receive people who have nowhere to sleep.
The young man told John how to get there, and half an
hour later Dorothy and her parents were in front of the
They were attended promptly.
After answering some questions, they went to dinner. The
joy was so huge that they were beyond happy. It had been
some time since they had a real meal.
- Didn’t I say that God will help us?
Before sleeping, Dorothy thanked Jesus for the help they
received. The next day, after breakfast, she went for a
walk. Then she found a bunch of kids walking in the same
direction making the biggest commotion.
Even without realizing it, she accompanied them. As she
approached a large building, she saw that the children
stopped. Soon, the children began to come in and Dorothy
was pushed into the room. One of the girls looked at her
and smiled. Dorothy dared to ask her:
- What is going on?
The girl replied, pleased:
- Don’t you know? There will be distribution of toys and
Dorothy was surprised. More than that: enchanted!
- But why?
- Today is Children's Day! - Replied the girl, with a
huge smile on her face.
Dorothy's eyes widened. Children's Day? She didn’t even
know it existed! She had never heard of it before.
It was a beautiful party with music, plays and toys.
Then two young women handed out cake, a bag with candy
and sweeties, and a present:
- Thanks! - Said Dorothy.
- Thank Jesus.
Dorothy, anxiously, opened the package and saw that it
was a little doll. The first doll that Dorothy earned as
a gift in her life! She always wanted one, but her
father couldn’t afford it. Then, with her heart full of
joy, Dorothy thanked Jesus for the good things that he
She went back to the hostel and told his parents what
Her father also said that he founded a job in a farm and
they would have a house to live in. They hugged each
other happily and Dorothy said:
- I was sure God was going to help us. I prayed and knew
that the Father would not leave us helpless.
Dorothy's mother was crying with emotion. John
- That is true, my daughter. God is our father and
always helps us in the difficulty times. Popular wisdom
says that when He closes a door, He opens a window.