I have never experienced a close encounter with God until two days ago. Well I know I have about four years ago but this time it is different. I wasn’t fighting for my life, close to death or anything. That night I was driving home, a short drive actually. I always pass the same road every night going home and for some reasons I heard a voice saying “look to the left.” So I did but there’s nothing to the left. I was still looking as far out as about twenty feet away but glancing once and a while to the left. All I see are detour posts with the reflective lights and again, nothing special. But I slowed down a bit, normally I would go the speed limit or a little bit over and no I am not a bad driver and I don’t do speeding. Maybe a kilometer or two over the limit once every so often since I have no super power to hold my foot exactly to the pedal to keep my speed exactly on what it should be and no, I don’t want to put my vehicle on cruise control since I am only a few minute drive to home. Continuing my story, as I was getting closer to the warning posts I kinda jumped as I saw a big horse literally beside my vehicle! I didn’t see the horse coming but that thing is definitely right beside me! And of course there’s a big paddle of horse poop along the highway – I know what all of you are thinking, sorry! Anyway, if I probably was on the exact speed (since I am driving a little slower than usual) or maybe not paying close attention I would’ve crashed (poor horsey). Here where I work since we are on the countryside, it is very common that people share the road with the wild. I swear it was Jesus talking to me, maybe reminding me that I am being covered with his precious blood and I still need to pay attention. Trust me, I am a very cautious driver. But my being cautious that night was on a different level since maybe because I heard Him telling me to slow down and be careful. Gladly, as I got home I told my husband what happened and he even saw more horses the next day. He leaves as early as 4:30am everyday so driving in darkness, yes its dark since it’s already fall and anytime we will soon have snow L My husband saw the horses – yes horses! Turns out there’s more than one! But since I warned him, he is aware!
I know compared to other testimonies, mine is nothing. But I tell you, with God, there’s no little or huge stories. It is the very experience with Him and how close you felt – just I think the fact that you actually FELT His presence is already BIG enough. Same night I was laying in bed, maybe still thinking about the horse, I was doing my nightly routine, praying in bed before. So in the bedroom without any lights on, I prayed. I suddenly saw a vivid vision of my Lolo, Lola, Tatay (mom’s side lolo) and other family members that have crossed over. I saw them really happy and they are in a beautiful green park. I don’t know if I fell asleep while praying but I know I am still awake and I saw all of those while I am still up. It is a very delightful feeling of relief and happiness! Relieved because I know they are okay in heaven and happy because I saw them having fun! I even saw my yaya (nanny) and she’s very healthy. I said a prayer saying sorry to her because I didn’t make it to her funeral, truth is, I was so lazy to get up, I was then a teenager and as a bad one, I opted to lay in bed and watch TV than go with my parents and pay my last respects. Forgive me yaya… But I know all of them are happy in heaven and with that I know that they are watching over us.
I think God talks to us in ways unimaginable. I have never felt His presence as intense as this before. I am happy that my husband and I are both getting to know God a little better everyday. I am hit with a slap of love and a punch of protection to describe how intense it is to be cradled by God.