The Little Girl in the Park
There was this little girl sitting by herself in the park.
Everyone passed by her and never stopped to see why she looked
so sad. Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the girl just
sat and watched the people go by. She never tried to speak,
said a word. Many people passed, but no one would stop.
The next day I decided to go back to the park in curiosity to
see if the little girl would still be there. Yes, she was
there, right in
the very spot as she was yesterday, and still with the sad look in
Today I was going to make my own move and walk over to the little
girl. For as we all know, a park full of strange people is
not a place for young
children to play alone.
As I got closer I could see the back of the little girl's dress
was obscenely shaped. I figured that was the reason people
passed by and made no effort to help.
Deformities are a low blow to our society and, heaven forbid you should
make a step toward assisting someone who is different. As I got
the little girl lowered her eyes slightly to avoid my intent
As I approached her, I could see the obscene shape of her
back even more clearly. Her grotesque shape was in a
I smiled to let her know it was OK, I was there to help, to talk.
I sat down beside her and opened with a simple Hello. The little
girl acted shocked, and stammered a "hi," after a long stare
into my eyes. I smiled and she shyly smiled back. We
talked until darkness fell and the park was completely empty. I
asked the girl why she was so sad. The little girl looked at me
and with a sad face said, "Because I'm different."
I immediately said, "That you are!" and smiled. The
little girl acted even sadder and said, "I know."
"Little girl," I said, "you remind me of an angel,
sweet and innocent.
She looked at me and smiled. Slowly she got to her feet and said,
"Yes, you're like a little Guardian Angel sent to watch over all
those people walking by,"
She shook her head yes, and smiled. With that she spread her wings
and said, "I am. I'm your Guardian Angel," with a
twinkle in her eye. I was speechless, sure I was seeing things.
She said, "For once you thought of someone other than yourself.
My job here is done, "I got to my feet and said,
"Wait. So why did no one
stop to help an angel?"
She looked at me and smiled, "You're the only one that could see
me," and then she was gone.
And with that, my life was changed dramatically.
So, when you think you're all you have, remember, your angel is
always watching over you.
Heb 13:2 "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."