THE DAY HE CAME TO ME…
It started out like any other. I was watching my Church programs on t.v. drinking my coffee, smoking a j… my usual morning routine, before I went to work. I saw it was now 8:55 a.m. I was sitting in my rocking chair & without hearing a word, I suddenly felt compelled to lay straight & flat. Since I was sitting in a rocking chair, I could only lean back so far, even as I tried to, I whisper I can’t. At this time a gentle but firm hand, pressed me back down. Laying there, time suddenly ceast to exist. It seemed like hours had gone by… I remembered I still have to go to work! I was going to be late now. I had been there 2 years, & this would be the first. I jumped up immediately, & ran to the room. Throwing off my pajamas in a tizzy, I grab my work clothes, & get dressed. As I’m putting on my shoes, i happened to look up, & I see the clock on my dresser, it reads 9:05 a.m… How could that be? There’s no way, & yet the truth was there staring me in the face…
I knew whatever had happened, had taken hours, but I could see now only took 5 minutes. At this point, I really couldn’t wrap my head around it, but instead I was super glad I had extra time now. Since I didn’t need to be to work until 10:00 a.m. & I was already dressed, I decided to head out early. I rode my bike to Williams Park, about a 10 minute ride from my house, & right across the street from my job, & visit with Old Man Robert. He was this hip old black man with grey hair. He had sat in this Park for 25 years, & had seen much.
Because of where my job was, & where he sat, I had passed by him many times until after years, we became, crazy enough, the best of friends. I dismounted, & walked over to him. I’m still spinning from what had happened this morning, & begin sharing the details. I guess to see what his opinion was about all of this, & then a squirrel pushes this nest out of the big tree I’m standing under, & it comes cascading down in a steady flow of leaves on top of me! I look at Robert through the dirt & leaves all over me, & we both start laughing, w.t. heck just happened? I noticed my watch, it is now 10! Crap, now I’m going to be late. I said goodbye to Robert, & took off.
Pulling in quickly, I jump off, & ran inside. The B & B where I worked, was all a buzz this morning, with the check outs, & serving breakfast. I slip pass, & went looking for my boss. I found him in the kitchen. He gave me the quick run down, & the list of rooms for today. I tell him very quickly about the squirrel incident, & head off to get supplies, & cleaners. I turn the key, & open the door. The room is in a complete shamble, the ceiling was in pieces on the floor, & it was flooded with water everywhere.
In shock,( it was a Nice room,) I went to tell my boss. He thought I was playing some kinda joke on him, because not 5 minutes before I had arrived, he had checked this room, & it had been fine. He couldn’t believe that much damage could occur so quickly. We both realized, if had I been on time this morning, I would have been in that room cleaning, & I probably would have been hurt by all that debris, & water…. Almost like the leaves raining down on me at the park…
I shut & lock that room, & head down the hall to the next. I smell this intoxicating perfume, it smells so pretty, it draws me in like a ghost floating on the wind. I am a lover of good perfume, & I absolutely have to know which female guest is wearing it. I look around to guesstimate who, & I notice a Good looking Man wearing a long white cloth gown, staring & smiling at me…its Jesus!
I get so excited…But… Then It couldn’t be. Soon I am doubting what I have seen.. Soon I’m done with the downstairs, & I head up. We have 21 rooms, & today, we need most of them. I soon get behind, & I begin to fret & worry. At this point, I have 4 complete rooms to do, I glance at the clock, it reads 2 p.m. check in is at 3! I rush in the first 3, & I get them done in lightning time, while listening to the best music I have heard in years. Every song has been a life long favorite of mine & at present, the radio is playing, ” Sailing ” by Christopher Cross. As I leave I notice the clock reads, 1:30p.m. There is no way possible, how could this be? I of course realize God has stopped time, so I could finish on time! How wonderful.
I hear a small voice say… Do you really think God stopped time? I started laughing at the absurdity of it, but then it dawned on me, that music kept me moving all day, I had not only smelt & felt Him, but I had seen Him too. He had helped me in many ways, & chances were favorable, that He had changed that clock forward, to make me go faster too. 🤓
There were so many thoughts running through my head now, that my head was swirling. I was pretty sure something had happened, but still not entirely sure. I now know what happened on that very special day, but it took awhile. I had to keep having many experiences with Jesus. Thank God He kept coming around.
I was raised up with the church, a Good Church, but they had always said, you will only see God when you die… Sooo I had a really hard time accepting that Jesus was here now. He lays us down gently, resurrects us in a blink, breathes life into us, walks, talks, teaches, Heals, & Blesses us.
The truth is, only some have His Love, & Salvation, therefore His Presence & Guidance follows.
Unfortunately for those who don’t, He removes His Presence from you, & you will no longer have His ear… It has always been your choice. Until you decide to change, & want better, you won’t.
He came consistently for a period of 3 years, & honestly it took everyone of them, before I could resolutely say, without a doubt, I truly believe. During many of His Visits, I was watching my Grandchildren, & He would read & play with them, through me! Other times He would tell me things about life myself & others. During all of His visits, He would always bring Love Peace & Joy- & laughter- ” The Goodies,” as I used to call them.
There were sooo many visits, I couldn’t write them all down, but I will recount one more for you, the short version, I think you’ll like.
Sometime in the beginning, when I was newly Saved… I was invited to come over my Good friend, Roberts house. He had invited me over for dinner, drinks & a little partying… After working, this was a welcome offer. It didn’t matter what we did, we always had a blast. I arrived with beer & goodies in hand. I guess we talked & laughed for a couple of hours, by then we were both pretty lit, but still okay.
As I am talking to my friend, in the middle of my sentence, another Male being starts talking through my mouth, its still sounds like me, but I know it’s not, these are not my words & what I want to say… What exactly is going on? I ask internally, who are you? No answer. I quickly ask are you evil? Still no answer. I am so scared, but He just keeps talking to Robert, & asking many questions! I say now, to this being, if you don’t stop asking him so many questions, he’s going to think I’m a cop! I can see me inside, a little girl cowering in the corner. I don’t receive an answer to any of my questions, & 15 minutes later, I’m me again, & the words coming out of my mouth, are now mine. I closely looked over Robert, to see if he knew that somebody else had been talking to him & not me…. I could clearly see he didn’t… How could he not hear the difference? I was totally weirded out about this, so I didn’t say anything. That night I knew exactly what had been said, but the very next day, all I could remember was somebody talked through me…
I worked 2 jobs back then, so I hadn’t spoke to him in a couple of weeks. So I show up unannounced, & he had much to say…he quit everything & now was going to church every sunday, & this next sunday, he was being Baptized! He was Happy & I could tell his whole life had changed. It’s been years now, & every once in awhile he will still smoke a j,…but he has never took up drinking or drugs again. 🤗
I have some pretty amazing things that still happen, but I hope you know who that Good Stranger was & what He can & does do… Here & Now. Jesus is real & He is Amazing!
You want to know what’s even more Wonderful? This was only the beginning, of experiences, life changes & Blessings.
I Pray 🙏 you too, will have your own Beautiful Testimony to share… Soon! ⭐
Love your Sister in Christ, Elizabeth