Françoise d'Aubigné

Françoise d'Aubigné (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This amazing Christian Story tells how in 1645, the crew of a French ship, bound for the West Indies, prepared for a burial at sea. Such burials were common then, but this one affected even the most hardened seaman. Death had come for one of the children aboard, a bright and pretty little girl named Francoise who, with her parents, were bound for the French island of Martinique to begin a new life. Francoise had died suddenly… despite her parents desperate prayers… after a short illness.

Wrapped in canvas, the little form lay unmoving on the deck as a priest intoned the prayers for those who are buried at sea. Suddenly, there was a faint mewling sound and a quiver of movement within the canvas. Quickly, the covering was ripped open. And out jumped a little kitten.

The mourning mother explained that it had belonged to her daughter and had been her constant companion. “Then”, said the captain, “your child must be alive, as all sailors believe no animal will stay near a dead body.”

The child was Alive and God Had kept Her. And she grew up to make history. She was the famous Madame de Maintenon who married King Louis XIV in 1683 and ruled France with him until his death 31 years later. 


Never Count Out The Desparate Prayer of a Righteous Soul!
James 5:16
Pray one for another, that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
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