Oh, such Power!

The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.   - Norman Vincent Peale

There once was a little girl standing in a corner between a window and a bed.
Fear and confusion gripped her tight as she clutched the doll in her arms.

A call came from the dining room announcing dinner.
Feelings stuffed down and the doll put away, she went to the kitchen table.

That man was there.
The man that would never know how badly he hurt her.

Fast Forward...

There once was a face in the mirror who looked like a young lady.
Deep inside she felt the eyes of the little girl staring back at her.

The young one yearned to know why she hadn't been protected
And craved to understand why she wasn't deserving of rescue.

Fast Forward...

There once was a woman who seemingly wore a mask.
The eyes of the little girl peered at her from behind the plastic.

Getting dressed in grown up clothes, she attended a service where Psalm 91 was read.
Each word from that passage punctured her heart and she again wondered why she hadn't been worth saving.

The teacher asked every one to move to find our Refuge in the quiet.
The song below was sung, over and over and over.

"Break Every Chainhttp://youtu.be/b6ncg2pLYks

The Name of Jesus escaped from her lips, barely audible to her ears.
Kneeling by the chair, she chose by faith to put her trust in Jesus even though she may never have answers to the questions of her past.

Within a few minutes, Jesus was in the bedroom of yesteryear.
He picked up the little girl and carried her out the front door and forever away from the past that hurt her.

Fast Forward...

This is a true story.  I'm living proof that there is amazing power in the Name of Jesus.  If you have questions, ask me.  I'll email you my reply.


  1. There is POWER in HIs name. Praise God. Have a beautiful day my friend.

  2. a beautiful song, my eyes are full of tears for the little girl and for the big girl who found the power of Jesus.

  3. I just came over from Ginny's Blog, your photograph of the lovely country church captivated me. I so love photographing country churches. I too, in a very different way, know the power in the name of JESUS. How Great Thou Art! Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony. My eyes are wet as I try to correctly type this comment. Blessings.

  4. Me again, I think the words would have been better, had I written, "I too, for a very different reason, know the power in the name of JESUS. There is only 1 way to come to Him, through his Grace/Blood/Cross. We all come to HIM for our individual reasons, the importance is that we have done so. Again, such a heartfelt sharing. Thank you.

  5. So well written. Thanks for sharing. We never know what lies behind smiling eyes. Everyone has a story. Everyone has experienced some kind of hidden pain. I think keeping it hidden makes it more powerful. Thanks for sharing!

  6. My heart breaks for the little girl, and applauds the grown woman. Such an inspiring post Stacey Dawn.

  7. I'm so sorry for this little girl...and happy for the power of Jesus in her grown-up life.

  8. What a beautiful testimony this is to the power in His name. We often forget the power that it packs just by wisperin' the name of Jesus.

    We each are so important and worthy that He gave His life for us. We must remember that when we're feelin' down 'bout things.

    This was so wonderfully written sweetie, I felt your heart.

    God bless and have an awesome kinda day my friend! :o)

  9. Praise God from whom all blessings flow....
    I praise Him for restoring the years the locusts have eaten.
    God is Good.
    Thank you for sharing this very intimate part of yourself.
    Such restoring power in the name of Jesus.

  10. Very pretty little church -- great capture. :)

  11. I'm glad you have found what makes your world right. I'm sorry that you had such a difficult past. Hugs to you, SD.

  12. I've had company for almost the past four weeks so I missed this. I'm so glad I found it here today.

    Rejoicing in the healing you have received. The name of Jesus ... what power there is in that wonderful name.

  13. What powerful words are written here...and the story breaks my heart. Stacey...thanking God for the power of His name in your life...((((HUGS)))) to you.