The Cross On The Ceiling

"He has said, I will never leave nor forsake you" Hebrews 13:5

Several years ago, I was flat on my back in a hospital recovering from my replaced left hip.

It was the middle of the night and I was feeling mighty lonely in the darkness. Suddenly, I opened my eyes and looked up at the ceiling. My breath was taken away a bit when I realized what stood out in the gloom. As clear as could be was a bright cross directly above my heart on the ceiling. At first, I blinked my eyes to make sure it was there. Opening my eyes again, spookily it was still there.

Then, I began to look around to see if it was a reflection from the hall. As I didn't have a roomie, I knew it wasn't from another person. I tried and tried to figure out how it could be on my ceiling and couldn't.

My heart filled with warmth as I began to yield to God's Spirit and talk to my Lord who had died on the Cross. I knew He was telling me He was with me in all my pain. I then laid there in the dark with my warm heart until I peacefully fell asleep. 

"Blessed Lord, thank you for being the Lord of the painfully lonely. In Your name, Amen." 

Dr. Bob, AZ