Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spiritual Visits

I have changed the Sign above my Birds heading to read.
Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder and Jesus is in the Heart of Whoever invites him in.


My belief is real and my belief is Stong!
I have experienced many spiritual experiences in my life and because of these, my faith has grown to be invincible.

Let me share just one of those experiences with you. 

It was evening and I was not long home from the birth of my last son. 
It was a difficult labour and delivery, my son uttered one slight cry and then cried without sound for days. His larynx had been damaged (it did heal).
I had suffered some swelling prior the delivery then after, my body exploded.

I went into HELLP !!
HELLP syndrome is the medical name given to a serious (and rare) complication of pre-eclampsia involving a combination of liver and blood disorders.

HELLP stands for:
• H (haemolysis - red blood cell damage);
• EL (elevated liver enzymes - indicating liver damage);
• LP (low platelets in the blood leading to a bleeding tendency)

On top of this on the second day after the delivery a thrombosis developed in my inner thigh.

With not much understanding thirty years ago about blood clotting, I was fed continual doses of aspirin. After being kept in the hospital over the required time, I was finally sent home to receive daily post natal home nursing care. 
We lived in an old house on a small farm with a few scant neighbours and a dirt road out front. My (then) husband went to play tennis leaving me in bed with the babe in his crib beside me and our other three children sitting watching television.
I was ill and afraid. My heart pained, beating out of rhythm. Weakly I lay back against the bed pillows and prayed. 

"Lord Jesus, please come and stand beside me." 

With my eyes closed I felt the presence of someone standing next to me, waiting. Thinking one of the children had come into the room I opened my eyes.  Standing,  looking down was a tall man. He was dressed as a shepperd, like pictures I'd seen in my Bible.
I knew it was a shepperd because of the crook held in His hand. 
I had prayed and asked Him to come.....and He came!

For what seemed like the longest time he remained looking down at me.
Then slowly he walked towards my bedroom door and out into the hall.
Struck dumb it took a while before I was able to call my eldest daughter.

What a wondrous experience! My daughter and I prayed our thanks and rejoiced in my ethereal visitation.

Many months later Femia (daughter) came running to show me what she read in her bible. It said that in times of need, He comes as a Shepperd.

In John 10:11, we are told: 

"I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep."

Yet  sadly, many deny Him. 
As in John 1:10-18:
"He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.  He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—  Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God."

Praise His Holy Name!!!



  1. oh crystal mary, what a passionate and wonderful Savior He truly is!! it's obvious that you couldn't have been in a worse situation and He came to be with you, giving you peace by His very Presence in that room...what a Mighty God we serve!!
    i appreciate you sharing this tonight, it really touched my heart!!
    much love and laughter being sent your way, sister :)

  2. I love you Sheri, And Jesus does also, you please Him in a mighty way. xxx Hugs

  3. Thank you for this wonderful story! My goodness--God is SO good.

    I have seen Him too. I love your writing--you are quite gifted. Thank you again! And thank you for visiting and following Angel Stories!

  4. I experieced our Lord first hasd last week,when He told me No,it will be on His terms,Not mine.

  5. What a wonderful story of His provision for you, one of His lambs.
    I have sensed the presence of Jesus when I spent an entire evening in prayer. We are so precious to Him.
    Dorothy :)

  6. So true and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

  7. very touching story. He, Jesus, is always with us, but at times we need to have to pray and ask for comfort and help. thanks Rose

  8. beautiful words.
    thanks for the inspirations!

  9. That's so awesome to see Him right there and He did make it known with you that He was with you all through out those trials. God is good! All the time! Have a great weekend and God bless. Thank you for inspiring us and encouraging us to remain trusting in Him.

  10. This post gave me goose bumps. Once I was facing a very difficult situation. I was alone in the house, kneeling beside my bed, weaping and crying out to the Lord in prayer. I had one arm lying across the bed with my palm up. Although I didn't see anyone, I literally felt someone place their hand in mine and I felt such peace and comfort. He truly cares for us and will go to great lengths to demonstrate that care.


  11. Everytime I come to your blog...I felt this swoosh of His presence and now I know've been touched by the power of His gentleness. I love reading this story....Have a great weekend.

  12. You've been blessed in more ways than one, and I'm sure that you will continue to be.

  13. Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience with us. My aunt had a similar experience when she almost died following the birth of her first child many many years ago.

  14. My first question was this - was this you writing and experiencing this - and it was you.

    I am so sorry you had to enfure that years ago.

    But God is always near - whenever we see need him. We may not see him, but he is there.


  15. What a wonderful experience this must of been. It just amazes me how people deny the Lord.
    God Bless,

  16. What a wonderful, touching story.

  17. What an amazing experience you were given! A gift for sure! So thankful HE is always there for us when we need HIM!

    Bless you!


  18. Thank you for this testimonial.

    God bless you always Crystal Mary.

  19. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story of faith. He knew it wasn't your time and you had much to do.
    God bless you,
    June xx

  20. Oh Crystal Mary,
    This story is so comforting and so important! I'm going to see if I can cut and paste it to save on a document on my desktop so I can read and re-read it....It is amazing!

    I also love how you mentioned that we are "little dots" that all connect on here to glorify Him. Sometimes I wonder with each one of us having individual needs how He hears and attends to them all and doesn't forget one of us...

    And He came to you in your hour of need...that is beyond wonderful.
    Thank you, thank you for sharing this!

  21. I just saw the comment from Junibears (June) and she is right...He knew it wasn't your time...You indeed had much to do!

    I was very ill too with the birth of my daughter 28 years ago and had the same condition, so I KNOW how awful it is!

  22. What a sweetly encouraging story and Bible verses. Praise God for His wonderful care over you and thank you for a sweet Spiritual Sunday.

  23. Thanks for sharing this touching story. I saw you at Cindys, I owe it all to him. Enjoy your day.

  24. Thank you for sharing this story with us! I love reading about how Jesus touches the lives of his people :)

  25. I see I have you on my mailing list, but see from your profile that you don't follow my blog. I invite you to do that if you wish. Either way you'll remain on the list till you ask to be removed.
    I do follow your blog and have for some time. I just don't comment as much as I should.
    You may delete this after reading if you wish.

  26. thanks for your comment on my blog re nose injury. it's better.

  27. Thank you to everyone who commented on what I WROTE....

  28. Hi Crystal, thanks for sharing this wonderful testimony. Alleluia, Christ is risen. Blessings

  29. What a great story of God's faithfulness!


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