In the early morning hours of April 25, following the weekend of watching our grandchildren create the Mystery at Grandpa’s Barn, I was given a mystery to solve. As I layed only partially awake in bed, a name dropped into my thoughts. Raggedy Ann.

I didn’t know why the beloved ragdoll’s name came to mind, but I was certain on who placed it there. I heard a voice say, “She is still around, but people have forgotten her story.”

What story of Raggedy Ann have we forgotten?

I got out of bed and began researching her history. Raggedy Ann was created in 1915 by writer and political cartoonist, Johnny Gruelle. Gruelle’s daughter, Marcella, found a faceless rag doll in her grandmother’s attic. Gruelle drew a face on the doll, named the doll after two poems written by James Whitcomb Riley; The Raggedy Man and Little Orphant Annie, and that was the beginning of Raggedy Ann. Source: Wikipedia.

The same month a patent was approved for the red-headed doll, Gruelle’s daughter died. After receiving a smallpox vaccine at school, administered by a school nurse, without consent of parents, Marcella died. Is this the forgotten story that is still around today? Similar reports have been made about the Covid vaccine. Sample One. Sample Two. Sample Three.

Digging deeper into Raggedy Ann’s past, I found some disturbing information.

In 1953, the Boston Evening American Newspaper published an article about a man named Douglas P Adams. Adams used a carving knife to kill both his wife and daughter. It was reported, the girl’s body was sprawled on the floor, and at her feet was a mystery novel, and sitting in the chair overlooking her slain body, was a life-size Raggedy Ann doll. Creepy details to be noted in a police report.

I also discovered that the creepy Annabelle doll that is featured in so many horror films, she was birthed from news reports of a Raggedy Ann doll said to be processed by a deceased seven-year-old named Annabelle Higgins. Later, a supposed well known paranormal expert determined said doll was not posessed by an Annabelle spirit, but that of a demon spirit.

No matter how you look at it, the sweet little rag doll loved by so many through the years; has something sinister and evil attached to her name. It is not supposed to be this way. Raggedy Ann was created to be loved and to share the message of love. After all, branded on her heart is the message, “I Love You.”

I believe God placed Raggedy Ann in my thoughts to wake me (us) up to this truth: As the force of evil wormed its way into an old rag doll, it is actively working to worm its way into the minds of our children.

We’ve always known that the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. We know he preys on the weak and vulnerable, but now, he is becoming more agressive. Schools have third graders reading murder mysteries, movie creators are making more twisted films, and children are confused about their identity. These are just a few of Satan’s plans to kill, steal, and destroy the young. We have much to be righteously angered over today.

Today’s culture wants a woke society. God wants an awakened society.

God wants us to wake up and become aware of what is happening around us. There are forces of evil that wants to strip us of every good gift God has given us–our children, our freedom, and the knowledge of God’s saving grace. The Bible says, “Wake up! Strenthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God.” —Revelation 3:2

May we wake up to the sinister strategies of Satan and finish the race God has set before for us. Let’s save the children.

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” –2 Corinthians 10:4

Remember, that upon your heart, like that of Raggedy Ann’s, you have been branded with a message from God that says: I LOVE YOU!