Faith of a Child

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series The Square Root of Happiness: a collection of drabbles


“But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;” — I Corinthians 1:27

When Renee was barely more than a newborn, her parents abandoned her to the streets. She grew up scrambling and fighting just to survive.

She watched even the city’s poor throw away the worthless least of coins—tin shots. It took a hundred to make a penny, but she gathered them up, coin after coin.

She heard the wisest, richest of men mock the Prince, whose face adorned the coin, and scoff at stories that said He loved them.

Worthless child. Useless coins. Foolish stories.

Renee thought it over carefully. They’d been wrong about her. Were they wrong about Him?

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