Me: How are you doing today Prodigal?
Prodigal: I have a fun weekend planned!
Me: Are you excited?
Prodigal: I could hallelujah the countryside!
Me: Sounds like a fun time!
This is from the book Voices of the Faithful by Beth Moore
Kaili felt he had no choice but to be in a gang. Most Miao villages are safe, but his town in Southwest Asia was not. He had been robbed and threatened too many times. As part of a gang, though, things were looking up. The other gangs feared him, for he was a fighter.
To be Miao meant that Kali grew up in a family who worshiped their ancestors and lived in fear of evil spirits. He never heard the name of Jesus or knew of His power. But that was about to change.
One night, in a dream, Kaili saw a cross by the river. He picked it up, and a beam of light fell upon him from heaven. He began to dance in it. The next day after the dream, Kaili’s roommate came in holding a cross. Kaili exclaimed, “You found that by the river, didn’t you?”
He had! Kaili asked if he could have the cross, and he set out to discover what it meant. Then one night, he had another dream. A tall angel came to his door and told him the message of the cross.
Not long afterward, there came a knock on Kaili’s door. When he opened it, a tall foreigner was standing there. Kaili exclaimed, “You’re the one! Tell me how I can know the message of the cross!”
Kaili gave his life to Christ and has led many gang members to Him. Together, they’ve started a new “gang” of Miao Christians who are leading others to Him.
So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you.
Jennifer Van Allen