Today Hannah woke up extra early. She had a feeling today was going to be very special. She got out of bed, skipped over to the window and opened it. The sun shined brighter than ever. She could hear the birds singing a sweet song of glory and praise.
He loves me because I'm His. No better love I know He sings to me sweet songs of joy I am His forever more
Hannah sang along with the birds for a few moments and then she heard her mother call.
"Hannah!" called her mother. "Are you awake?" she asked.
"Yes, ma'am," she replied.
Hannah put on her clothes and hopped down the stairs straight into her mother's arms giving her a great big hug and kiss.
Hannah looked closely at her mother and said "Mommy, you look tired."
"I am, but we will do some shopping today that will make me feel much better," her mother said.
"Shopping? What kind of shopping?" Hannah asked.
"You will just have to wait and see. It will be fun," her mother replied.
The drive seemed very long, but they finally reached the store. Hannah stepped out of the car, took her mother's hand and they walked towards the door. The ground felt soft and gentle like fluffy pillows. When they got to the doors, they opened and wonderful music could be heard.
Inside Hannah could see the aisles full of so many different things in so many different colors. Hannah was in awe of all the beauty inside. She could tell that this store was different.
Her mother took a shopping cart, placed Hannah in the seat and started down the first aisle.
They stopped in the aisle and her mother took an item off of the shelf. Her mother looked at the item and let out a great sigh. Hannah gazed at her mother. She did not appear tired anymore. Hannah turned toward the shelf.
"Peace," her mom said as she smiled. "Peace when there is trouble and when there are challenges. The Lord says He gives peace beyond understanding."
Hannah smiled a big smile.
They continued shopping and turned down another aisle. When they stopped, Hannah's mother reached for the item on the shelf in front of her. She held the item close to her heart and smiled.
"What could this be?" Hannah asked herself.
Hannah's mother saw the look on her daughter's face.
"Healing. The Lord God says that healing is the children's bread and I am His child," she said.
Hannah touched her mother's hand. It felt warm. Further down the aisle Hannah's mother stopped and asked a clerk where to find another item. The clerk pointed in the direction they needed to go.