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Heavenly Light That Shone In The Night


I began to realize how much I loved Jesus when aged about 7 years old. I wasn't raised in a Christian household. I have experienced many wonderful experiences on my journey of learning about God and how much he loves me. One night has such a beautiful and special memory for me and I am aware that what I experienced was unique to me but has similarities to many of the stories on this site.

I had been attending an Alpha Course in a group of about 6 people in someone's home. Each week we would take it in turns to cook a meal and afterwards watch a video and talk about the wonders of God. I cannot even express how much I loved this time and it gave me a feeling of belonging. Its almost as though I'd been fumbling around in the darkness looking for God and I felt so happy to be with people who loved God the same as me.

It was on the evening after the final day of the course whereby we had celebrated a holy spirit day. At night from my bedroom I always looked out on to a little church in the distance where I could see a cross on the roof. Above it there was always a star shining in the sky. I would always smile as the sight filled me with love for God.

I went to bed alone and it was approx 1 am when I awoke and reached out my hands. In the left hand corner of my bedroom I saw a beautiful light. This light was so bright and yet I was able to look into it. I could see a tunnel of diffused light behind it. As I began to smile I was filled with a feeling so gentle and tender, a feeling of pure love and peace. It was absolutely gorgeous. I had the sensation that I was being carried into this light and as I looked down I could see my body smiling on the bed and I looked so beautiful.

A voice spoke softly to me and although I understood the words it was to beautiful to be human. The voice said to me "you are my child and I love you" I then felt a soft little kiss on my spirit and was back in my body and my bed. As I sat up the beautiful light had gone. I could never even put in to words how I felt, but I wrote a verse after it happened and I feel so very blessed.

I reached out my hands to the heart of the Lord,

He knew he was the one that I'd always adored

As I opened my eyes I saw a light

That shone in my room in the still of the night.

My spirit soared like the wings of a dove

To the heart of the light that was shining above.

Loving words were spoken to me and as I looked down

I could clearly see,

My face reflecting the love in my heart

For the father who's cared for me right from the start.

A kiss touched my soul to seal this love

That could only have come from heaven above.

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jadore (1 stories) (3 posts)
15 years ago (2008-09-30)
Thank you for informing me of your opinions regarding my experience Vagobondfaith. It certainly was a wonderful experience and one that I shall cherish forever. God bless you.
vagabondfaith (49 stories) (90 posts)
15 years ago (2008-09-07)
Wow! That was a very beautiful spiritual experience. I am sure Jesus wanted you to have that amazing time. He is the Light of the world. Would love to hear from you. Keep in touch.
jadore (1 stories) (3 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-30)
If it was a dream, and I can assure you it wasn't, maybe you can explain why the Rev heard the same words spoken to him on a seperate occasion. I know what happened because I was there and if my poem is naive then maybe that's what God loves about me. "Blessed are the humble"
Anna (guest)
16 years ago (2008-07-29)
I think it could be a dream, but beautiful indeed.
The poem is very simple a little bit naive, but nice.
jadore (1 stories) (3 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-21)
Yes. That would be lovely for you to do that. Something else quiet wonderful happened because it wasn't until I discovered this site by accident that I sent in this wonderful experience. Once my story had been published I sent it to a few Christians via the internet who are lovely people and at a time when I felt that God wanted me to share it. The Rev at our church is one of the most godly and highly respected Christians and a beautiful blessing to God. I have recently joined his pastoral care support team and under his guidance we visit care homes and just to hold hands with these humble people is a blessing to us. I sent my story to him and only because I wanted to inform him that I would be available to help at a garden party to raise funds for a care home the following day. I cried when I received his reply because he said that God had spoken the exact same words to him approx a year ago. God had prepared this wonderful experience to seal it as the truth all in advance. If I have printed my story and it will help your friend and others then that is wonderful and true to Gods love for us all. God Bless and thank you.
Carrotred (guest)
16 years ago (2008-07-21)
That story is truly inspiring. Would love to hear more from you.

All the best - Carrotred

P.S Would you mind if I borrowed your poem and sent it to somebody I care about? I believe it would fill them with the love of christ.

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