I am now over 50 years old but when I was 16 years old I saw a very bright light after being sound asleep in my bed at home in my room. I would like to preface my bright light story to say that I had always been a spiritual person since age 9 years old when I asked Jesus to come into my heart and save me from sin. Even though I was only 9 it was a very profound experience.
I loved going to church and worshipping God wherever I was. God was not usually far from my mind. I had a bad childhood, divorce, father remarried, mother sought refuge in the local tavern with whomever. Anyway, I felt God and I were very close and these things brought us closer.
I remember feeling discouraged the evening of the event and had asked God to show himself so I would know he was with me. I had prayed this prayer many times before and never expected anything like what happened to happen to me. I went to bed that evening and after being sound asleep I woke up. I didn't hear anything it was perfectly quiet. I always kept a light on in the closet but there was something so bright behind me. I remember I was lying on my stomach and I turned to look my head to the right to look over my right shoulder into the left had ceiling corner of the room I saw a bright, pure, white, clean and transcending light. I tried to look at it to see a shape. I asked myself, is it an angel, or Jesus? The light was so bright I could not look directly at it, I had to turn away, I felt it would have hurt my eyes. So I closed my eyes and went back to sleep.
For a couple of weeks I kept this as a secret to myself. I did not know what people would think if I told them. It really was not much of an occurrence outside of what it meant to me specifically. I am not sure it was God, but I feel it definitely was something of God. It really reminded me of the time Moses was on the mountain and God let him see his back because he said no one would be able to look on his face.
Anytime I begin to doubt if there is a God or if there is one that he does not love or care about me, I think of that time in my life and it warms my soul.
Thank you for reading my story. I hope somehow you might find it enlightening to you.