Sunday, December 21, 2008

Blessed Assurance, Jesus is Mine!

Christmas is many things to many people. For some it is a source of stress…picking the perfect gift, making the perfect meal, getting it all done and slapping on a bow…. For some folks it is a sad time because it reminds them of deficits–in love, forgiveness, finances or hope. For some people it is a time to gather family and friends and try to put aside the stress and commercialism and remember that Christmas is and was God’s gift to mankind…the birth of Hope, Forgiveness and that Blessed Assurance that come’s with knowing Jesus as your personal savior. If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior you have yet to receive the greatest gift ever offered to the human race. Jesus loves you and wants you to rely on him for every need, every concern that you may have—nothing is to small and nothing is to big for Jesus to handle. To ask the Lord into your heart and to accept his forgiveness is the original Christmas gift!!

Our dossier has been logged in for a full year now. We are praying that God will move across China and through the halls of the CCAA and speed them up!! More importantly, we are praying for Maisy’s well-being and health and safety. Most importantly, please join me in praying for the salvation of her birth mother. I pray that God will send her a Christian friend who will guide her to Him. I cannot imagine her heartache, but I will rejoice in praying for her for the rest of my life and I hope to meet her in Heaven some beautiful day.

This has been a year of growth for my family. The best thing to happen this year happened only a couple of weeks ago….. After watching a re-run of the 1961 Billy Graham Crusade in Chicago my sweet little Abby looked at me, sitting next to her on the sofa, and said “Yes, Jesus in my heart. Help me, Mommy.” I was privileged to lead my daughter in the sinner’s prayer just like my Mama did me (July, 14, 1986). I was able to call both of my parents and share the news with them and Ben called his Grandma to tell her. We are blessed to have family. I experienced so many answers to prayer this year and have benefited greatly from prayers offered up on my behalf. My most fervent prayer for this year is that every person I love and care about will know that Blessed Assurance that comes with knowing Jesus.

Merry Christmas! Jesus is Lord!

Dedicated to my babies–Bobby, Abby and Maisy

Amy 12/21/08