Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Another Answer to Luigi's Prayer

... from Monday's journaling

"The most beautiful gift came last night when Jenn called and said that Katie wanted to talk to us.  Right then, I knew in my spirit that she had accepted Christ as her Savior.  As Katie took the phone and began to speak with a bit of shy hesitancy, yet with confidence, she told us her news. 

"I prayed that I would give my life to Jesus and He would be my King forever."

I just knew there were a great cloud of witnesses applauding.  I thought of my own grandparents, gleaming with pride and excitement as they welcomed another great-great-granddaughter into the Kingdom. 

It just doesn't get better than this.  Everything else gets put aside.  We praise God together."

And then this morning, my mom reminded me of her grandfather Luigi's prayer for his family.  Way back in the day in Piverono, Italy, he often asked God that each one in the generations to follow would find salvation in Jesus Christ.

And I'm thinking today that Luigi and Henrietta Negri, Katie's great-great-great-grandparents, just might have been leading that great cloud of witnesses in celebrating the salvation of this most precious girl that I call My Kates.

Rejoicing with the angels ~

"'As for Me, this is My covenant with them,' says the Lord.  'My Spirit, who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the mouths of their descendants from this time on and forever,' says the Lord"
- Isaiah 59:21.


  1. Thank you so much, Linda, for your beautiful and thrilling and (I do not have the adjectives or verbs) Creekside Ministries today. We have an awesome heritage and a wonderful future of children who are coming to know their Lord and Savior. Our lives certainly have to be lived in such a way that our lives honor and glorify Christ in all that we do - God is faithful, and we are each so very blessed in what He is going to do in the lives of all of our children.

    (sent via email)

  2. Congratulations! That is the best Christmas present!! <3

  3. Sometimes we don't see the results of our prayers ... and we may never in our lifetime. I'm slowly learning to be respectful of His timetable, instead of insisting on my own.

    It hasn't been an easy task!


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