What you may not know or realize is just how much.
I came across a book sometime last year by G. Scott Sparrow called I Am With You Always. (I have not posted a review about this on Amazon or GoodReads- yet). What caught my eye about this book was that it detailed people’s real encounters with Jesus.
I remember thinking how interesting this book sounded, so I decided to buy it.
I’d heard plenty of stories about angels appearing to people, believers and non-believers alike, during difficult periods in their lives, when a crisis arose, etc. In fact, angels have
appeared twice to a very close family member of mine and she does not entertain making up stories like that so I know it is true.
I also know 100% without a doubt that demons will definitely appear in your life- whether you can see them or not.
What I didn’t know was that Jesus still makes personal appearances today- until I read this book. And, until I’d had a personal experience myself (see my paranormal stories/testimonials page).
Anyway, if you get the chance, you should try to read this book, or at least a sample. Maybe you could even try to find it at the library. I don’t think you’d be disappointed.
Some people in this book have very personal encounters with Jesus- one even so much as to reach out and touch His hair. A lot of people in this book talk about seeing His nail-scarred hands and feet. A good many of them were initially afraid, and even ashamed in His presence. Most of them did talk about His sense of humor and the twinkle that they saw in His eyes. There was one particular story that I found amusing- where the person had a dream that Jesus was coming up the stairs, and they were so scared that they slammed the door in His face!
I don’t discount this last encounter just because it was a dream. Haven’t you had dreams that were so vivid you had to wonder if they didn’t really happen? I know I have.
This book illustrates many things that we all need to be reminded of sometimes about Him. It doesn’t matter what our station is in life, or who or what we believe in- or what we don't. It doesn’t matter what we have done in the past or even what we are doing now. None of that matters. He loves us anyway. And, he is ready to come into our hearts and live through us, if we can manage to have time for Him.
He comes to comfort us and be with us when we really need Him, and sometimes when we don’t think we do.
In the book, he showed everyone just that- comfort and reassurance. He appeared to believers and non-believers alike; to people that were distraught, hopeless, helpless and needing a boost to their faith, or someone, anyone to believe in at all. When the encounter was over, everyone had an overwhelming feeling of acceptance, love, and forgiveness. They also agreed that this experience was one that they would never forget and that it forever changed their lives.
His message today remains the same as it was after he was resurrected: “…I Am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
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