"Ask all that you desire through the merits of My Holy Infancy; Nothing will be refused."
(Revealed to Ven. Sister Margaret of the Blessed Sacrament)
My devotion to the Divino Nino started around August 2009 when I watched a show on the “Miracles of the Child Jesus” on EWTN by Bob and Penny Lord. They talked about Mother Angelica's devotion to the Child Jesus; her love for Him inspired me to pray to Him. The first time I prayed to Child Jesus was when my tenant was having problems with her heat, it was a very cold week, and we did not have any money for repairs. We called the electrical company because they would allow us to pay them later. I prayed to Divino Nino to help us, and I promised to spread devotion to Him and give a small statue of Him to my tenant if he answered my prayer. The technician came, and after trying to figure out the problem he went up the stairs, and he miraculously stumbled on the cut cable that connected the thermostat, and we have not had any problems since then, and also the technician did not even charge us a penny.
Moreover, when we were having problems with a used car we bought, my family and I prayed to Divino Nino to help us, we took it to the mechanic several times, but no matter what they did the car kept breaking down. We promised a statue of Divino Nino to a priest friend of ours if our prayers were answered. Well, our car broke down six times, and after that, we decided to sell it to a mechanic who welcomed the challenge of finding out the problem with the car. Even though our prayers were not answered as we wanted it, we decided to praise Divino Nino in the “storm,” now we had no car and not enough money to buy one. We bought the statue anyway because I felt that we had to praise Him no matter what, little did I know the plans He had for us.
During Christmas, I was talking to a friend who had recently lost her husband, about our cars. Both cars kept breaking down no matter what we did, and with inspiration from the Holy Spirit, I told her that I was going to pray to Jesus to get us both a new car.
An idea came to me, I decided that I would ask a dealer to donate a car for my tenant, but I did not know where to start or where to go, and I did not have a car either, all I knew was that the dealer had to be a family owned business. The first thing we needed to do was to get a car for ourselves, and our first try was a disaster. We went to a dealer close to our home and spent around four hours trying to get a car that we liked, in the end, the deal did not work out because the price the salesperson had giving at the beginning turned out to be much more at the end of the deal. We walked out without a car, on the cab ride on our way home, it came to me that I had forgotten to pray to Divino Nino, so I decided that next time, I would bring the statue I had with me to buy a car. So, a week later we went to a second dealer, and I brought the statue with us. While there I realized that I had found the perfect dealer (family owned business) to ask for a car for my friend. When I was waiting for the paper work, I knew it was the dealer I had been looking for, and I was very nervous, but I knew it was now or never, so I prayed for the courage. I asked the car dealer owner with tears in my eyes because I could not stop them from coming, for a car for my friend. Surprisingly, the owner said yes, and I gave him my statue of Divino Nino, and I promised the owner that I would pray for him, for his family and his business for the rest of my life as a thank you for his generosity. Well, within two weeks my friend had a working car, and the owner of the car dealer sent us a card where he told us that we had changed his life completely.
I believe, we need the help of our Little Child Jesus, more than ever in our lives because of the kind of problems we are facing today through the world. Let us seek Him first, and Divino Nino will take care of everything thing else we need. “To those who seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness, He has promised to give us everything we need. Since everything indeed belongs to God, he who possesses God wants for nothing, if he himself is not found wanting before God.” (Catechism 2830) The Father who gives us life cannot but give us the nourishment life requires - all appropriate goods and blessings, both material and spiritual. We must trust in His words. Remember, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but His words will not pass away” (Matthew 24:35) The more you trust in Him, the more you will see His extraordinary miracles.
By Esmeralda Kiczek