Tuesday, September 20, 2011

An answer to Noah's prayers

An answer to Noah's prayers

The book of James tells us that, "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" and I believe this applies to believing children as well.

From the first day that Noah, our soon-to-be 7-year old professed faith in Jesus, he has been praying nightly for a baby brother or baby sister.

Our Father does, indeed, seem pleased to answer the prayers of his people (Matthew 7:7-11;18:19; 21:22; Luke 11:9; John 14:13; 15:7,16; 16:23-24; Philippians 4:6; Philippians 4:19; James 1:5; 4:2;1 John 3:22;5:14) especially the unpretentious prayers of those who follow him as little children, fully trusting in His promises.

When Perpetua was finally born, Noah literally jumped up and down ("YIPPEE! We have a baby!!") and now he always wants to hold and cradle the baby and thanks God every night for her in prayer.

Alethea wants to comb the Baby's hair and fix it up when she gets more hair in, but for now Alethea is content to make togas out of garbage bags.


Susan said...

I'm so happy for you all. Maybe one day God will bless me tOo. Again Congradulations to u all


jan said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the Johnson family on the safe arrival of a healthy and beautiful baby girl!!!

Ronnie & Jan ward

vandykids said...

Congrats to you all! :)

jeremy said...

Good for you! You are blessed.

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