Saturday, January 24, 2009

China Childhood Memories - My little suitcase

I had a special tiny blue child's suitcase in China. All my treasures were in it - my doll, my hanky, a pencil, and whatever else a little girl would have along when traveling. On a trip across country in a battered Chinese truck, we came over a hill to see a band of robbers waiting to rob some wary traveler. I clung tightly to my little suitcase. I know my parents were praying. Suddenly, the robbers turned, ran up the hill and disappeared over the top. I clearly remember seeing them running up the hill. We never knew why they ran away. With delight, I looked at my Mom and said, "Wasn't Jesus and the angels good to keep the robbers from stealing my suitcase?"

This is a picture is of me saying my nightly prayers with my dolly, Zella.
God again showed His watchcare over us in China.

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Have a great Sunday.
Ruthie

23 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Great post. That must have been scarey. I am glad they didn't steal your suitcase.

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1 KJV

Hugs, Terrie

Jan Parrish said...

What an adorable picture! Great story. How old were you then?

Ruthie said...

I'm not sure how old I was - but I can remember the robbers running up the hill and being so glad my suitcase was OK...but my mom told me what I said.
Maybe 4 yrs?!

squawmama said...

Ruthie this was such a wonderful story and what an adorable picture of you... How lucky that the angels were watching out for you... Have a Blessed Sunday

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Smilingsal said...

Oh Ruthie, this is a super post! How fortunate you were to be raised to love God. Thanks for sharing. Happy Spiritual Sundays.

a portland granny said...

What a great story of the faithfulness of our God toward your family. And what an adorable picture! It looks like you had a head full of curls!!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Ruthie,
What a sweet picture of you,we all need more of that child like faith in our lives. thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Susie said...

Hi Ruthie,
Loved seeing the picture of you and your dolly saying your prayers :)
Such an uplifiting post filled with the unquestioning faith so typical of most children.
Have a wonderful week.
xo

Joyfull said...

What a beautiful reminder of God's power and provision. Thank you for sharing with us.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Ruthie,
What a wonderful story from your childhood! No doubt in my mind, He had sent His angels to protect you!
Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Technonana said...

Oh yes they were great to watch over you and deliver you from evil!!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH~~~~ What a sweet post, and yes God is so good! Your picture is just so cute.
God Bless,
Ginger

Clif said...

Wonderful post! I love the picture but especially the story. You are the greatest story teller ever.

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

You were so cute as a child, your picture could be a famous portrait hanging on everyone's wall!

I'm sure your parents were thinking of your safety while you were thinking of your little suitcase, God was surely with you when you were in China :).

Have a blessed day,
Kathi :)

char72 said...

I love all the stories of how God watched over you and your family in China. This one is precious.
Charlotte

Shimmy Mom said...

Oh the strength and faith of children. I wish that it was easy for us to stay that strong as we grow older. Thank you for sharing your personal story and faith with us. I'm very glad that Jesus WAS watching over you that day.
*hugs*

Susan B said...

Ruthie,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful story! The picture is just so precious of you and your doll.

Natalie said...

What a priceless photo! I know this blog is such a treasure to your family by preserving your wonderful childhood stories.

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Ruthie! Sweetie that's an awesome story, and the photo of you is just darling! Wishing you a wonderful week dear friend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

melanie said...

That is an ADORABLE pic!!!

Mimi said...

once again you have delighted us with a story from your childhood in China...

what an exciting childhood you had...

And Jesus did protect your suitcase from the robbers!!!

Megan DiMaria said...

I just love your old photos, Ruthie. Thanks for sharing them.

Cherdecor said...

Ruthie, That was the dearest story ever! You learned at a very early age the reality of trusting the Lord. God and his angels were certainly with you that day!