What they found in the dirt

A friend of mine sent me a video the other day, and I almost couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

You can see it for yourself, but if you don’t want to watch it, I’ll tell you: it’s a group of people who find something sticking out of the ground—a newborn baby’s foot—and they dig her out.

She’s alive! She’s crying. And as they pull her out of the earth, it’s apparent: she has clubfoot.

So many people are treated this way, so many discarded, because they are born with a disability—even one that’s easily corrected. They’re abandoned, they’re placed in rivers, they’re left exposed to the elements.

But please think about this, as you watch the video: That little one you see? God sees her, too. He identifies with the smallest, the weakest, and the unwanted.

He wants to heal, and that’s why CURE exists, and that’s why we’re so glad you’re a part of this. Because of God working through you, CURE is one of the global leaders in treating clubfoot. We want these kids to run and play!

When I see a video like this, I’m saddened, but I’m also so very, very thankful. Because when I hear that tiny girl’s cry, I’m reminded I worship a God who hears her cry, too.

And make no mistake: He is on her side.

P.S. The little girl was taken to the hospital, where they named her “Dharitri,” which means “earth.” CURE is hoping we can treat her at a clubfoot clinic soon! Please pray for her. Her story is just being written.

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About the Author:

Brant Hansen is CURE’s first ever Storyteller. Brant is no stranger to CURE; he has partnered with CURE a number of times as a radio personality doing on-air campaigns to raise money and awareness for the organization. A graduate of the University of Illinois School of Journalism, Brant has been on the radio for over twenty years, both as a talk show host and later as a host in the contemporary Christian sector. In addition, Brant is a published author of two books, "Unoffendable: How Just One Change Can Make All of Life Better" and "Blessed Are the Misfits: Great News for Believers who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They're Missing Something." Brant is an enthusiast of burnt toast, accordions, and robots.