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JESUS LAUGHING BOOK
T-SHIRTS & SWEAT SHIRTS
of all COLORS
in new vibrant colors
big is not a problem
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This is not a really dramatic testimony, I guess, but nevertheless, it means a lot to me. I am an adult adoptee, and during the last year, had to locate both sides of my birth family for medical reasons. In the process, I discovered many things about myself and my "new" families.
One of the first things I was told by my birth father's family was that I had obviously inherited their sense of humor, and indeed, I have found them to be wonderfully fun-loving and kind people.
My birth father died in 1985. My birth mother is still living, but has buried her "shame" for over fifty years, and refuses to meet or even talk to me. OK; I let that one go for the moment, but have met and talked often to her sister. This sister has told me that their family is definitely NOT known for humor, but were raised to see their God as stern, judging, punishing, etc.
During the course of the year, I have been healed directly by the Holy Spirit of anger at my birth mother, who although she was a registered nurse when pregnant with me, out of shame, received no prenatal care and as a result delivered me very prematurely. Because of the lung damage, I now am facing the probability of a lung transplant in the near future.
While wrangling with anger and resentment, I prayed for help, and the ability to recover my humor and perspective. I was told by the Lord that I would not be the person I am today without my gift of rotten lungs and consequent illness, and so to quit complaining and see it as the gift it is!
Soon after this experience, I had the opportunity to see the Jesus Laughing picture for the first time in years, and know it is meant for me, to enjoy and to spread to others. I am sending my aunt from the non- laughing side of the family a copy; hope she can spread the laughter to the rest of the family! Although my aunt is a kind and caring person, and I love her dearly, obviously this family needs the love and laughter of the REAL Jesus in their lives!