How very fitting on this day that this is one of my memories from Face Book…Last night I had a dream I was in a very dark, completely dark room no light at all…I was crying out, “Mom, help me! Help me Mom! Mom, where are you?” In the dark I heard my mother’s voice say, “Marla, I am right here with you, don’t be afraid.” Even though it was still dark, just hearing her voice caused the fear to subside and I was safe, no longer afraid.
When I went to bed last night I was reading a book that Barbara VanderWiele Davies mentioned in our small group last night. It is called, “The God I Never Knew,” by Robert Morris…I went home and ordered it on my kindle…it is a wonderful book…He is talking about the Holy Spirit, how He is our helper…and so, what I understood was that when I called out for help…since my mother is now in heaven and no where I can talk to her in the physical…that it was actually the Holy Spirit saying to me, “Marla, I am here with you, don’t be afraid.” How awesome is that? We have a comforter, a helper who is always with us even in the dark! <3 The other thing is, is that I since my mama’s presence with me all the time too…she can’t help me, but the Holy Spirit can, and does…He is an amazing Holy Breath of God who leads us gently and reveals Jesus to us continuously if we will only listen to His voice and not be afraid!
~M. S. O’Neill October 13, 2017
John 10:27-28 King James Version (KJV) My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
Matthew 14: 27 (KJ21) But straightway Jesus spoke unto them, saying, “Be of good cheer. It is I; be not afraid.”