2 Corinthians 5:7, “For we live by faith not by sight.”
Everything was so calm and still. You couldn’t even hear the sound of the birds chirping or see them fly through the air. I stood on my front porch taking it all in.
Pure silence. I happened to be the only person outside but that feeling of alone didn’t last long. My eyes shifted a little to the left and my heart started beating fast with pure excitement! I mouthed the name but it barely came out. Jesus? My eyes squinted trying to make sure I wasn’t seeing someone else. As He walked closer I knew, I just knew it was Him. The robe. The hair. His smile. I saw as He walked by a tree or bush, they would sway back and forth as if they too knew who was in their presence; bowing down to our Savior. I slowly stepped off my porch hearing my footsteps through the leaves, and I noticed as He walked closer there was not even a sound with His steps, He was so graceful. As He approached I felt my smile become bigger than my face. Jesus! I exclaimed. He didn’t have to say a word. His presence was more than enough. I ran to Him, latching on, asking myself do I ever have to let go? I looked up again in shock that Jesus was right here. In front of me. Then my little street started to flood with people from all over. Everyone wanted to see Him, be with Him. I was amazed how the people just came pouring in so quickly. He didn’t have to send invitations or call to say, “hey, meet me here.” His mere presence drew in the crowd. Everyone was so excited! I could hear much weeping. They were just so joyful to be in the presence of Jesus!! He talked with everyone. Touched and healed many. I remember thinking how so surreal this moment was! I stood back watching and observing and soaking in what I was witnessing. People who had mocked Him for years were there, tears streaming down there cheeks. People who said there is no such person as Jesus were at His feet graveling. The believers; thrilled to have Him here before us as we worshiped our King. After time He came walking over to the area where I was standing. I noticed something was different about Him, He looked… sad. I asked, “Is everything okay?” And His words literally took my breath away. He said, “I am so blessed by everyone showing up today, but I must go.” Everyone began weeping again but for different reasons. The sadness of not wanting Him to go. People shouting and crying, “please don’t leave us!” He was so calm, loving, nurturing when He made His next statement, “I have never left. Its easier to believe in me right now because You see me with your own eyes. I have always been here for you like I promised. I’m never out of reach.”
And at that moment my eyes opened.
This was a dream I had two years ago, the night before Halloween, but I think on it all the time. It truly changed me.
Ladies, whatever you are going through, whatever battles you may be fighting, I need you to remember and know you are
NOT alone! Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10). The devil reminds us every day of our problems, our insecurities, our struggles. He knows that his days are numbered and he will do whatever it takes to win us over. One of the biggest things he asks us is,”where is your God? If your God can move mountains where is He?” I can’t express enough how He IS there and oh, how He loves you. Just because we can’t see Him does not mean He’s gone. Jesus is with you, you are never alone. Please never forget that.
Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us so much. Thank You for being there even though we cannot see You. I know we fall short every day but You hold that against us. You are the God of new beginnings. And, Lord, we praise You for You! Thank You for dying on that cross thousands of years ago with each of us on Your heart. Bless us as we travel through earth and help us with all trials we are faced with until we can be with You always. We love You, Lord. Amen.