The Whisper Test

“There is no gift like being chosen, no pain like rejection. And when a reject is chosen by someone, life gets changed. The following is from a book called the ‘The Whisper Test’. ‘ I grew up knowing I was different and I hated it I was born with a cleft palette and when I started school, my classmates made it clear to me how I looked to others: a little girl with a misshapen lip, crooked nose, lopsided teeth, and garbled speech…. I was convinced that no one outside my family could love me. There was, however, a teacher in the second grade whom we all adored – Mrs. Leonard by name. She was short, round, happy – a sparkling lady. Annually we had a hearing test.,,Mrs. Leonard gave the test to everyone in the class, and finally it was my turn. I knew from past years that as we stood against the door and covered one ear, the teacher sitting at her desk would whisper something, and we would have to repeat it back – things like ‘The sky is blue or ‘Do you have new shoes?’ . I waited there for those words that God must have put into her mouth, those seven words that changed my life. Mrs. Leonard said, in her whisper, ‘I wish you were my little girl.'” —An excerpt from the book, ” Love Beyond Reason” by John Ortberg (A reminder that you can join Pastor Terri Pearsons in praying for America today at www.emic.tv. at 8:30 am central standard time.)

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