Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sabbath Moments - Blessed Insomniac


Sabbath Moments is a weekly meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. These are moments that we spend resting in God, just being rather than doing. I haven't posted much this week because I haven't gotten any sleep. I decided to take it easy rather than try to write something that would just come out all garbled anyway. My fellow insomniacs can probably relate :) Still, as miserable as insomnia can make one feel it can also be a blessing in disguise, as it was for me this week. After four days in a row with minimal sleep I was pretty much a wreck. Until last night, that is. Last night I had one of the most amazing spiritual experiences of my life. I cannot even put it into words, yet. If I had been asleep it probably wouldn't have happened. This helped me put the insomnia into perspective. God showed me what we truly are and other things about humanity too. What I see and what God sees are totally different. I understood the dignity of a human soul  intellectually before this but I hadn't experienced [at least not to this degree] this great dignity bestowed on us by a loving God. Sure, I knew we were children of God but nothing like He showed me! I hope to be able to find words this week to better describe these loving insights given to me by a gracious God.
God is good.

5 comments:

  1. Looking forward to reading about your wonderful experience Mary, have a great weekend,.......:-) Hugs

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  2. Yes, God is good. Have a blessed Holy Week! Thanks for joining me in this meme every week!

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  3. Can't wait to read more about your experience!

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  4. You have everyone hanging here Mary! Anxious for the details!

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  5. I'm sorry, Anne. I've not been feeling good and it's been hard to post. I had to let go of my cleaning job. I know everything will turn out okay but I have had to take a little break from posting. I'll be back as soon as I get some rest. The thing is - God showed me the beauty of souls that are in His grace and trust Him. I was awestruck by the beauty of souls cloaked in the Spirit. Dumbfounded. I will never look at another human being in the same way. The experience lasted 4 hours and in those 4 hours God removed every ounce of pain from my body, all my senses were heightened, and I felt the incredible love that God has for everyone. I'll explain more when I am feeling a bit better. God bless you, my friend :)

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