When I first saw this picture it reminded me of John Bunyan’s book, The Heavenly Footman, which is based on the text in Hebrews, “Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run….”
And a like text in Philippians, “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on……heavenward.”
As I look at the expression on this sweet girl's face, I see resolution, a facing of the odds. Her past may be fearful and haunting, her clothes soiled from struggle, but she has a determination in her eyes, she is pressing on.
Photo by Maciej Dakowicz