The man looked at the baby in his arms. Something wasn’t right. The newborn . . . she was too skinny. And her face . . . it just wasn’t pretty. The doctor said the baby was abnormal.
“Shame fell over the new father. He couldn’t have a child that was abnormal. He didn’t want a child that was abnormal. Neither did his wife. Disgusted, the man threw the 2-day-old baby into the dumpster, and he and his wife left. They shed no tears, and they didn’t look back.
“The baby lay wailing helplessly in the pile of garbage.
“Then, two arms reached into the dumpster.”
This month’s blog assignment focuses on an incredible story called Saving the Baby from the Dumpster, one of my personal favorite stories.
Read how God gave “beauty for ashes” (Isaiah 61:3) and used one woman’s relationship with Himself to spill out and impact many other lives!
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
This is a photo of Jansi, the little girl who was rescued from the dumpster and now has a life full of hope.