"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Greatest Gift

Do you remember the lyrics to that old hymn, "When we all get to Heaven?"

Those words are flowing through my mind and I am singing them loud and proud.  ♪ ♫ "What a day of rejoicing it will be!"  ♫ ♪

This is probably one of the happiest days of my life. Not because it happens to be Father's Day, but because today, God answered a prayer that every Christian Mama prays for their children.  

Mine has been prayed over and over for many years. 

My youngest big boy, Adam, at the age of 29, stood before the congregation at his church on this Father's Day, and gave his testimony. He has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his life.  In two weeks, he will be baptized! : 

 Here are some excerpts from his testimony: 

"I knew nothing about Jesus or what he could do for me. I knew I was a sinner, but I attended church on Sundays, believed in God and was a good kid. So I thought when I died I would go to heaven. I was wrong." 

In reference to his cousin and her family, whom he moved in with several months after we had moved to NC, and who invited him on a mission trip to Jamaica: 

Adam giving his testimony at Pines Baptist Church.
"Four people helped change my life forever. Cristina, D.j. Madison, and Landyn accepted me and allowed me to live in their home. I asked, “Where will I stay?” They said, “Don’t worry, we’ll make room.” I don’t have a job or income. They said “Don’t worry, we’ll take care of you until you do”. A quick seven days later I was on a plane with 23 other soon to be friends headed to Jamaica" "After that trip, my eyes were opened as to how Jesus can make a difference. Seeing what little possessions they owned and the conditions they lived in would be miserable here in the states, but they were still happy and full of life with God by their side." 

 "Over these past seven months I have seen a huge change in my life for Jesus. I see myself wanting to participate at church, going to mission trips, volunteering for events without any hesitation. I actually look forward to these things, not because I hang out with cool people, but because I see the power of God at work. To see the smile on a child’s face or talk about the Word to an elder who is a complete stranger is one of the best conversations I can have throughout my day." 

 "I can’t pin point the exact day or moment when Jesus was filled in my heart. I know around January or February I started to really see a change in myself" 

 "I have grown in my servitude toward sharing the gospel so much more than I could have ever imagined." 

 "I find myself turning down activities that I would have done in the past, to instead attend a church function or even stay at home, because I know it’s just not something I should do."

 "In conclusion, this is my testimony. With God as my Lord and Savior I truly know and believe in my heart that when my day is called I know I will go to Heaven. I don’t know what the future will hold for me, but I know as long as I keep my faith strong and walk with the Lord, all will be well." 

To God be the glory for his salvation!

::tears streaming down this Mama's face: 

THANK YOU, JESUS! To You be the glory! 


Words can't describe how happy and proud I am of you!  Welcome into God's family, my precious son. I love you more than ever, and as I told you before, take that beacon of light shining in You and be a disciple for the One who created You.  Proclaim the Good News to all you meet.     

Thanking Him (and DJ and his family) for leading you onto that narrow path. How I wish I could have been there to support you, but you know our hearts were there in Spirit. 

I miss you and love you as much as the whole wide world, and back again! 



Special thank you-s to my Mom and sister for taking pictures and being there to support my sweet boy!


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