John Mackey is the son of Arnie and Alice Mackey. His mother Alice was my Godmother. I have talked to people who claim infant baptism is unnecessary because all babies are going to go to heaven anyway. I seem to have a little different view of that idea. When a couple is sponsors of a baby being baptized, they confess before the congregation and the Lord that they will pray for that baby. To guide that life to keep it in the faith and the family of God.
When I was about 50 years old Alice told me she had been praying for me my whole life. I had lived far away from Mackey’s for many years. She could Just as easily forget about me; I never saw them very often.
I realize my life walk took a lot of bad detours and I ended up on the wrong road often. I would like to think her prayers turned me around and got me back on the right path on many occasions.
We must never underestimate the power of prayer. My life has been rather unusual in many circumstances, I survive through God’s Grace and the power of prayer.
To give you an idea of how well this book is written, I’ve had to stop reading several times to wipe the tears from my eyes so I could see the print again.