THE PATH THROUGH TRAGEDY

BLOG 34 April 3, 2017 MIRACLES NEVER CEASE

Robert Wise explores the world of Divine intervention from an objective point of view. Can 21st Century people believe that the hand of God touches people in today’s world? Read and you’ll find new insights… MEET SUSAN

The last two blogs have explored the divine interventions in Susan Conway’s life. She and her three children lived a normal, every day life. Her physician husband Jim left everyday for work –but there were problems that Susan couldn’t quite identify. He seemed agitated and disconnected. Only later did she realize that he had a full blown addiction.

One morning Jim didn’t come back. Chaos fell like hail.

That night, Susan sequestered herself in the closet and began sobbing. Throughout the entire night, she prayed and cried. The agony in her heart felt unquenchable. At moments, Susan felt like she might be dying, but she did not cease to pray and cry out loud. As the first rays of sunlight signaled a new day, she looked up. The Lord Jesus Christ was standing in front of her.

Susan gasped. The sight overwhelmed her. Was it really him?

As Jesus gazed at her, the risen Christ revealed the pain that he suffered when he was betrayed. Jesus showed her the agony he had carried to the cross and the anguish from the sin of the world he borne. As he revealed his torment, her pain began to dissipate and disappear. Because of her earlier experience of God speaking to her before her mother’s impending death, Susan knew this encounter was real and genuine.

During this experience, new insights raced through her mind. Susan realized that Jesus was saying that is was acceptable to experience pain. Suffering was part of the human experience and the anguish would soon leave. He told her it was alright to cry, but she never again cried like she did during that night. Jesus confirmed that he had been human and pain was a part of the human experience. Susan sensed that he revealed himself for some purpose, and at the very least, he came to comfort her broken heart.

Once again, Susan opened her Bible. It fell to Nahum 1:7. “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; And he knows those who trust in Him.” Susan walked out of her closet a new person. In addition to hearing the voice of God, she had encountered the risen Christ.

When Susan and I talked about this experience, I noted that she is not a highly emotional person. Susan is quite rational. She said “almost too rational sometimes” (her words). Her nature is analytical and Susan is good with numbers. She naturally interprets what is happening around her. The encounter in the closet was contrary to everything that was normal for Susan. Nevertheless, her life had been restored.

Susan was walking down a path of divine interventions.

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