Monday, January 3, 2011
December 16, 2010... Gabriele, God's Little Warrior!...
Titled: The Little Warrior (notice 7 arrows symbolizing 7 critical days he spent in the hospital, and that was only a portion of his suffering time. God ministered to him even during those most difficult days. God loves him, and will be near in any coming challenges that are to come. Thanks, Lord.)
One hope is that when one has a brand new baby, life will be all sweet and cuddly and comfortable, but we all know it is not always that way. Gabriele is one of those babies who has suffered alot in the two months since his birth. I was unable to meet him before, but recently went to see him. Here is his "Birth-day" and "Get Well" card.
Dear Gabriele, God's Little Warrior,
We are so happy to have you in our lives. Even though you are small, you are a great blessing. Your life speaks of God's faithfulness.
Psalm 91:1-6 says, "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday."
In t hese few months you have passed through many challenges, but we know that God has had His hand on you. Hallelujah! We thank God for how He has worked and is working in your little life and in the life of your family.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8
Knowing this, we can have faith that He will continue to keep you for the rest of your life.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, " For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."
In every time in your life remember this...
Ephesians 6:10-18 The Whole Armor of God
"10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—"
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Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths."
Stay on the path leading to Jesus. The most important decision you can make in your life is to choose Jesus as your Friend and Saviour. He is the most important Person, Place, or Thing in this whole world. Trust in, cling to, rely on, and believe in Him, for He cares for you.
Romans 8:31, 35, 37-39 says, " 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?...35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?...37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
We love you very much, Gabriele. Your family is very special to us, and so are you. May God "bless you, keep you, make His face shine upon you, be gracious to you, and give you His peace." Numbers &:24-26
Love, Celita and family :-)