Wednesday, 30 January 2008

A Vision

I was just reading something by Tom Wright on the Holy Spirit when I had a really strange, but beautiful experience.

I had a vision, very brief, but powerful, which made my head spin in such a way that I had to go onto my knees (I was sitting at the computer).  It was of the new creation when earth will finally become what God has always intended it to be.

I saw a tree, yet it looked different and quite frankly, hard to explain!  All I can say is that it did not look like it could ever die.  There was nothing about it that looked like decay or death could ever be a part of it.  It looked so real, more real than any tree I've ever actually seen.  It somehow had a life that God always intended it to have.

I saw a river.  It was like crystal.  It glittered.  It was breathtaking.  It was in no way scary as some may view the water.  It could not harm, only refresh and wash.  Beautiful.  Can't really explain it properly.

I saw a face that shone.  The face wasn't marred by decay or weariness.  It did not have black marks under the eyes from lack of sleep or tiredness.  It did carry the weight of pain, anxiety or neglect.  This face looked truly human, as human as I've ever seen.  So moving, so beautiful, so real.

It was a glimpse of the new havens and the new earth.  It is so hard to describe in words.  It brings tears to my eyes, tears of joy.  I wish I could describe it properly.

There is a hope so sure.  A hope that Jesus will sort everything out, including me, and the beauty of Father, Son and Spirit, will be seen and known for all eternity, and even I can be a part of that.  Wow...

Monday, 14 January 2008

Chains fell off...?

I've returned to my blog after some time away! Not sure why I haven't blogged...haven't had much to say? Anyway...

Tomorrow I travel to Guernsey to be part of a three day mission (if that's the right word?) to share the Gospel with the prisoners of Guernsey prison. I am really really excited and nervous about this trip!
When God presented this opportunity I knew I had to go and do it. I felt so right for me to do. As an evangelist I feel that I am right where God wants me when I am able to verbally declare the Gospel to people who as yet don't know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. The prospect of telling these prisoners (and guards) about Jesus fills me with excitement and passion. I suppose that I have felt dragged into a more pastoral role with the church recently and I desperately want to break free from that and be faithful to the calling that I have been called to by Christ.

I am an evangelist so please, please, please, let me be an evangelist!

I will post when I get back on what happened and my experiences of my time there. Your prayers are needed.