It’s Friday evening. My body and mind slow down in preparation for Sabbath. It used to surprise me that this happened ~ the calmness that occurs as Sabbath draws near. I look forward in anticipation to this rest and can’t imagine life any other way.
Settling into bed as the evening draws on, I choose a Christian playlist on my iPod and wirelessly play the songs on the Bose speaker. Ahhh ~ the sounds of nature. No words only music.
Turning off the light, I kiss my husband goodnight and wait the 5 minutes it takes for him to fall asleep.
Lying back in bed, I close my eyes and start to silently pray. Everything is dark.
Then it happens. As if I’m watching the beginning of a Star Wars movie, I feel myself being propelled through space. Darkness and movement. I’m moving quickly but I don’t feel afraid.
I see light. Suddenly a man sitting on a throne with a crown on His head is directly in front of me. I can’t make out His features.
Silently I tell myself “This can’t be God for no man has seen God and lived.”
Quickly realization strikes: “It’s Jesus!” my mind says.
And just as quickly as it appeared, the vision disappears.
I close my eyes tighter to see if I can make it reappear but it doesn’t. Then I fall asleep.
The next day I remember what I saw, what I felt.
Oh Jesus ~ the things you do to remind me to keep my eyes on You.