On Dec. 2, 2022 at 3 O'clock in the morning, baby Gabriel Michael Moenster was carried by angels to Heaven to take his place among the saints of God, while peacefully resting in his mother’s arms. Gabriel Michael is celebrated by Andrew and Jennifer Moenster of Oak Grove MO, his father and mother, and his four loving siblings Elisabeth, Adrianna, Jacob, and Nicholas all at home.
His paternal grandparents are James and Nancy Moenster of Salem, MO; and his maternal grandmother is Anne Jewell of Oak Grove, MO.
We prayed for a miracle, and while it may seem that God did not grant the miracle specifically that we were praying for, a season of miracles was witnessed through the life of Gabriel Michael Moenster.
Before he was born, he touched the hearts of many and brought many to their knees. He inspired us to turn to the loving heart of Jesus.
Doctors said he may not even survive birth, but he came bursting into this world on Nov. 26, 2022 on the eve of the first Sunday of Advent; Beautifully and Wonderfully Made.
The same day of his birth he was Baptized and Confirmed as Raphael, marking his place among the saints.
His family was able to hold him, read to him, sing to him, and pray with him. He was able to take many photos with his parents, and brothers and sisters.
By a great miracle he made it home where for several days he was loved with an everlasting love. He spent his entire life in the loving arms of his family, where he was greatly cherished.
Gabriel’s life passed by the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle. His life echoes St. Andrew’s words of invitation to “Come and See” the Lord Jesus. Gabriel has led so many closer to the arms of Jesus. His journey and the faith of his parents is an inspiration for all. Baby Gabriel’s heart was used by the Lord to do insurmountable good. He teaches us that no matter how big or little we may be, we are of great value, and have the ability to bring tremendous good to the world if we trust God with all our hearts.
God’s ways are mysterious. His will is difficult to understand and grasp in the dark times of life. Comfort can be found knowing that God makes everything beautiful in its own time (Eccles 3:11). Gabriel would want us to keep faith and extend his life in this world by sharing his love wherever we go.
Gabriel’s older brother Nicholas, when told of the terminal condition for Gabriel said, “He is going to live!” and in a way his words are more true than we could ever imagine. Gabriel is more alive on the shores of Heaven than any of us are in this world and some day we will join him, and all our tears will be wiped away as we live together with him and Jesus forever.
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