Shortly after my born-again experience thirty-six years ago, my friend Joan’s mother Mattie was dying at the hospital. When I arrived for a visit, I stopped by the gift shop, purchased a stuffed lamb, pressed the ear and it played ‘Jesus Loves Me’.
Excited to have such a soft appropriate animal, I entered the room, hugged Joan and approached the bed. Ms. Mattie was grimacing and frowning, probably in pain. I placed the lamb on Ms. Mattie’s chest, pressed the ear, the song played and she smiled. She suddenly appeared so relaxed. I was blessed and impressed. After the visit, I returned to the gift shop and brought one for myself!
My husband had recently been transferred to Atlanta, GA, and I missed him. Upon calling, if he wasn’t in the apartment, I had trouble falling asleep. With the lamb on my pillow, I’d press the ear, ‘Jesus Loves Me’ would play. If still awake at the end of the song, I’d simply press the ear again and eventually go soundly to sleep!
After moving to Atlanta, I heard another stuffed animal speaking on TV and recognized the messages were New Age. The Spirit immediately gave me the vision of a lamb that speaks scripture. I envisioned this lamb in the arms of anyone who needed compassion, empathetic words, and truth spoken to them. The Holy Spirit provided the script and Precious the Lamb was birthed!
Eventually, Aurora Toys produced the first prototype. My son Charles ordered the sound files from China and programmed them with my Granddaughter Chanelle’s melodic voice reading the script. Wanting a male voice also, my musician “son” Darryl Peek blessed me with the most perfect comforting sound files. (Darryl Peek, CEO, In the MIX Radio Show)
Precious the Lamb will bless our nation!
The entire process has taken many years, but delay is not denial! From experience, I am certain that Precious the Lamb is a blessed comfort stratagem.
When my husband was taken to the hospital in an ambulance at midnight this spring, I couldn’t accompany him due to the Covid-19 epidemic. I returned to our bedroom, frightened for his welfare, shaking and picked up my Precious the Lamb prototype. I gradually pressed the paw several times and responded to each statement. What a relief! The peace of God was present. I placed the Lamb on his pillow, and anytime there was a feeling of despair, anguish or need, I’d say a prayer and press the paw. It was like the Precious Lamb talked to me, saying exactly what I needed to hear to bring comfort. The Lamb remained next to me on Chuck’s pillow until he returned.
Anyone who holds this luxurious, comfortable lamb to their chest, looks in its eyes and presses the paw is impressed by the affirmative and Biblical statements. They smile. Precious the Lamb will make a great substitute for the technical devices.