Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Seeing the World Through New Eyes

I had an epiphany on Sunday. Well, I think that's the right word. Anyway, on to the story.

I was talking with someone who was struggling with the evil in his life. I was telling him about God's love and forgiveness, and helping him to understand that he was worthy of both. After about 30 minutes of this, a strange feeling came over me. My hands began to shake, and I felt light-headed and breathless. There was such a sense of peace that consumed me. I realized that the Holy Spirit had taken over my body and was speaking to this person through me. I was so thrilled and thankful for the opportunity, I felt an uncontrollable urge to share it with my family. I drove the 15 miles to my parents' house to find that they were out of town. Luckily, my sister and her tribe were home, so I got to share my experience with her.

On Monday, I awoke early. My husband and I went to breakfast with his brother and cousin. Everything I saw was somehow more beautiful and awe-inspiring. Tree trunks were especially intriguing. God came into me and filled me, and gave me a new look on life. For those of you who know about the struggles I've had lately, you know that this new outlook came none too soon.


joy madison said...

so cool! Those experiences are so rad, you HAVE to tell someone!

elissa said...

very cool! (by the way, joy is a good friend of mine, she probably followed a link in my blog ot yours!)