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Nordic11's Avatar Jump to comment 27 by Nordic11

Hi crookedshoes

BTW, I support your right to be christian and would be glad to speak with you cordially, and without rancor. I only bite when i am provoked.

Thank you very much. I'll try not to provoke.

Here's one of the miracles. It's not walking on water, but it is very convincing for me. Please let me know what you think.

On January 1, 2007, my family was still asleep, and I sat down to read the Bible, as is my habit in the morning. I had been working my way through Matthew, but for some reason, I chose John 14-17 (the last supper dialogues of Jesus). The Scriptures frequently inspire and move me, but something was different that morning. The verses almost seemed alive, and as I read the passage, three verses in particular stood out to me in the strongest way. It almost seemed like they were on fire on the page (though they were not literally on fire).

After finishing the passage, I immediately heard a voice inside my head. This is the first time I had ever heard an audible voice in my head. The voice said, "Call Judy!" Judy is my wife's best friend who lives across the continent. I had not spoken to her in three years, and I never call her, but the voice was so powerful and insistent that I did not hesitate, and I called her immediately. I got her voice mail and suddenly realized I had no idea what I was suppose to say. I made a feeble apology about the weirdness of this call and said, "God really impressed these three verses upon me this morning, so I'm going to just read them into your voice mail and forgive me if this makes no sense to you."

A couple of hours later, Judy called me. She had pulled over on the freeway and was sobbing. When I asked what was wrong, she said she had been feeling very depressed the night before because it was the first holiday she had not spent with her daughter (she was going though a divorce and her ex-husband had her daughter that evening). She asked advice of her pastor who recommended she read John 14-17. While reading the passage, she felt God impressing two verses upon her, and those were two of the verses I had quoted over the phone.

Unlike Christmas, Christians have no common Scriptures that they read for New Years. There are 32,000 verses in the Bible, and probably half of them could be used to comfort others. To me, the timing and events of this story skyrocket far above coincidence, but I'm anxious to hear your opinion about the story. It would be nice if comments were made about what actually happened instead of "what God could have or should have done."

I may be away from my computer for quite some time, but I will check in again tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks for your consideration crookedshoes.

Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:51:20 UTC | #901452