by Kay Walsh
Jeya was only four years old and was terrified as she tried to peer about the dark and gloomy temple. Between the pillars was a huge stone body. She shivered when she saw its face. This, she knew, was Kali, the goddess of death and destruction.
Why was Jeya there? - and who would leave a little girl in the dark like that? - certainly not the God of love! For God sent a woman to rescue these children from destruction - Amy Carmichael. Once she too had been a little girl with long dark hair and deep brown eyes. Once she had even begged God to make them blue...but he hadn't. So as Amy leaned over to pick up little Jeya and rescue her from a life of temple-slavery she was very glad that God hadn't listened to her prayers. Blue eyes were not the eyes of India - Amy's brown eyes were.