"As for your treasured ones, You fill their womb with treasure; they are satisfied with children, and they leave their abundance to their infants." (Ps 17:14 NIV)
Shortly thereafter one of her sons, an uncle to me, writes and shares that he has had a “call” to become a Salvation Army officer and that he will stay in America and begin training at the School for Officers’ Training. He wrote about his new commitment to God; “I no longer own myself, everything belongs to God”. He wrote that he is finally at peace now that he has placed everything in God’s hands. As I read those words I thought, “poor grandma Axelina!” It would be another eight years before he would be able to return home to Sweden again. But Axelina wrote back to her son: “May God help you and lead you to become a great blessing. Once, when we almost lost you, I prayed that my children would live and bring blessings to the world. Now I thank God for answered prayer and I pray for you.”
And God Himself helped Axelina. Her children and grandchildren were blessed, and I am one of them, and I am fortunate to live in the center of the fulfillment of her answered prayers for blessings.
We thank you Jesus for our ancestors, those who went before us. I thank you for the ones who prayed for me and blessed me. Thank you that I may live today in the fulfillment of their intercessions.