A Young Slovak Shepherd Boy Learns About the Love of God
Several neighbors were sitting just at that moment with the mayor’s wife, and now they were busy indeed. One loosened the clothing in which they were busy indeed. One loosened the clothing in which the frozen women was wrapped, the second supported her head and the third held the lamp nearer. Suddenly they all exclaimed, “A child, a child!” With her stiff frozen arm the unhappy mother clasped a dear little boy, still living, close to her breast. At this sight the women began to cry; the child, now aroused, cried too, and even the eyes of the farmers were moist. Poor little thing!
From such a difficult beginning Martinko grows up as the neglected village shepherd boy until he is found and transformed by the one Good Shepherd and His Word.