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Dec 22, 2010

Part 2 "Signed, Sealed and Delivered"

One spring day in 2009, Andrew called me out to the backyard to see his painting of Jesus. He had painted "Jesus" on his skateboard ramp. On the base of the ramp Andrew painted, "Long Live the King."

(Read part 1 here.)
You see, when Jesus came from Heaven to earth, He came for a purpose. In one man—Adam, sin entered the world. In another man—Jesus, atonement for that sin was made. Jesus, who laid aside his royal robes and entered our world, was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger. He came to take the sin of the world upon Himself so that we might be redeemed and reconciled to the Father. In a sense, His purpose was to sponsor you and me.
Andrew got his sponsorship!
In the book of Isaiah, God says to His people, “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands…” (Isaiah 49:16). Some translations use the word engraved or tattooed. God loves us so much that he carries a picture of us in His hands. Created in His image, we are an indelible part of Almighty God! 
At the moment of our spiritual birth, our picture is placed in the family album and our name is written in heaven (Luke 10:20).
At a young age, Andrew was drawn to Christ. He believed and confessed  Jesus as his Lord. 
Andrew Christopher Dorsey ~ sponsored and signed.
To be continued.


  1. What a beautiful promise from Jesus straight to your mother's heart. My boy Palmer is named after this scripture and the Lord has used it to minister faith to my mother's heart too. xoxo

  2. You have been on my mind this week, and I've prayed for peace for you. I know Christmas is not easy right now. Praying for peace that passes understanding,

  3. amen. thank you for these encouraging words, even in the midst of your own grief...

  4. I've been blessed as I've caught up on your blog. Praying daily for all of you, Mel~

  5. Your boy Andrew just amazes me, Melanie. What a precious gift that child is. He still gives to you, and to me, through your words here. I love that portrait of our King too :).

  6. I am with Laura Melanie. Andrew is still speaking through your words. What a priceless portrait! love, B

  7. Melanie, I hope you and your family had a blessed Christmas. I am thinking and praying for you.


  8. Hubby was 'delivered' to his Jesus on Christmas Eve. Our Andrew gave him 7 years and 7 days on earth after his transplant, now he can meet your Andrew and spend eternity together with Jesus.

  9. What a precious post, Melanie!
    And our King JESUS does LIVE ~ both now and forever! I'm L@@king for His soon return!

    Happy New Year, Sweet Sister,

  10. Although this must have been a difficult Christmas for you and your family, the comfort is that Andrew is in heaven with Jesus. And you WILL see him again! I mentioned you on today's Heart Choices post, along with Cindy of Consider it All Joy. As you know, she lost her husband on Christmas Eve. We were hoping to get together during the holidays as she lives in my area.

    Sending you a hug Melanie,