Instant Fire

One evening, in the early 1980's, after a long day of walking around at a nearby amusement park I was sitting on my couch reading a christian book. As I was nearing the end of the book, a voice said to me, "go in your room and pray." I tried to resist the order, thinking I only had a few more pages to finish the book... after all, couldn't it wait? As I started to read, I heard it again and in a little more demanding tone. I knew that I would not be able to finish and needed to comply.

As I stood up to go back in my room, I felt as though I was being carried. It felt as though I was almost skipping. (which I would never do) When I got back to my bedroom, I sat on my bed and looked up to God, knowing something was going to happen. I had no idea what, but I knew I had been led there for something.

Just as I said to God, "I'm here and ready," I had an instant "fire" touch the top of my head and spread slowly in a line down my body, all the way to my toes. I was in such awe of what was happening as nothing like that had ever happened before. (nor since) I knew I was being blessed in some way, but had no idea why or what exactly it meant.

I knew at that instance, that we do not walk alone in this world and that God's Love is for everyone. He guides us and protects us thru his Son, Jesus Christ.

J Dunn