Some of you may think this is weird…but it is not…
By U.C.’Liss’ Joes
Some of you may think this is weird…but it is not…please read the note and then read on…
While a member at Southside Baptist Church, (2012 & 13), the Church called an Interim Pastor, until we could call a permanent Pastor. During the time the pastor he and his wife was there for all church services. So, one Sunday morning, we pulled into the parking lot, just as the Preacher did. I noted that there was a third person in his truck and as we approached, the Preacher introduced us to his daughter…Melanie. I can only describe her as a very vivacious, dark hair and eyes…a smile that could make the dark look like daytime. Then, on March 29th, several months after Her Father left our church, out of the clear I get a Facebook “Friend request” from Melanie, this is how it went:
ME Think I remember meeting you at Southside when the preacher was our interim…..wish he was still with us. So how u doing these days?
March 29th, 4:45pm
I remember you. That’s why I requested you as a friend.
Well i’m honored….
I thought nothing of the request at the time…but totally understand now! I WAS BEING GROOMED TO BE HER “GO BETWEEN.”
We had FB conversations until one day I found out that she was in a comma…and that is when she visited me. I took me a long me to figure just what the visit meant…In fact I sent the visit info to Brother Cecil and one other friend…asking for an interpretation. Bro Cecil wondered out loud why she came to me instead of him…my friend said, “ask God.” I did and nothing happened.
Below is the rest of the story…
……on either the Wed before Melanie died or the on the Wed, a week before she died…she visited me at night…I say a visit because I have never, ever had a dream so real…nor as vivid…nor stayed on my mind as long, that is why I called it a vision. I was awakened from a sound sleep on that Wed night by a sound I had never heard before…a slight whisper of moving wind… is the best description I can come up with. Anyway, setting in bed I saw a picture…on the left was a bright white set of new set of Angel wings…in the middle was Melanie, with the happiest face I have ever seen and a smile beyond belief…on the right was a door with a golden arch.
In those images, Melanie was telling me that she was picking out her angel wings or already had them…hence the whisper of moving wing as she tried them out. Her face was telling me that she was the happiest she had ever been and that she was OK and at ease. Behind the door…was a Golden staircase, which, I believe was a symbolic depiction of the earthly gateway to heaven.
I do believe Melanie, with some Divine input, planned the entire thing and visited me for a specific reason…I figured that she was telling me to let everyone that she is at peace, happy and is definitely in Heaven…The question is now…Why didn’t she visit her father or some other clergy that she was in Heaven? This is what I believe. She came to me because Family and other Clergy are expected, (that’s their daily Job) to tell folks that believers go to Heaven, whereas, with me, a Layperson it is not my daily Job!!!
Then, on 2 July, I get a call from her father…we talked about my church and I ask him how he was doing and he immediately said that they were making in but missing Melanie. We ended our conversation. Later, that night after taking a shower, IT HIT ME UPSIDE THE HEAD…what the visit from Melanie was all about…I WAS SUPPOSED TO TELL EVERYNE THAT SHE WAS OK! Nor, do I believe the call was spontaneous…nope…I believe her Father was being used to prod me to do what Melanie wanted me to do.
I now know why she came to me instead of her Father… You see as a minister and father, everyone would expect him and any member of her family to say she was in heaven, and perhaps some might cast a doubting eye…BUT if they heard it from an outsider, who had only known her for a short time…perhaps then they would believe, hence I was selected.
One other thing popped into my mind…why not use FB/email to deliver the message…obvious, since Melanie’s FB account is still active. SO, with posting this on FB…my mission is complete…Almost…
About 8 months go I was scheduled for a MRI. If you know anything about taking a MRI you should know that the Patient must lie still in a confined area. Because I am I am somewhat Claustrophobia, which requires me to take a sedative before I enter the MIR Machine. As I entered the machine…I felt uncomfortable, as the test progressed I became more agitated…I uttered a prayer, asking for strength…then for some reason Melanie’s name popped into my head…and an instant calmness came to me. I believe Melanie was in the MIR machine with me and that she is my guardian Angel.
After these incidents, I am thoroughly convinced that:
Each of us are assigned guardian angel.
Heaven truly exists.
I am supposed spread the word…
So, I’m thinking, by putting this experience on paper, and posting it in the LAZER would be a start in spreading the word.
Now for the last piece of business…I have to ask…Melanie…did I get it right???