An unbelievable gift of an vision experience
An essay by Paul Schroeder
On Friday night, at 11 30, I lit a prayer candle and prayed to the spirit
world. I asked Easter Lily Fryer, a beloved, baby-nurse to help me. She was a
loving black woman who had cared for my babies years ago while I was at work.
She succumbed to breast cancer some fifteen years ago. I fervently pleaded with
this life-long devout Christian to send me Jesus, the Christ. I reminded her
that she had known about Christ all her life as a Christian. I had only recently
accepted his spiritual possibility, on faith, and only in recent years -- by
virtue of the power of his name to dispel unseen evil ones. But that's another
The following Sunday afternoon was Easter Sunday. As the sun set in baffled
light through the maple trees in the late afternoon, a song rang in my head.
Leaving my house, through the back door, I felt strangely compelled to sit on my
front steps. This is something I never do. At first. I couldn't place a song
that I began to hear. It echoed in my mind. A Christmas tune? A Christmas song
in April? It was the Christmas carol "Oh come all ye faithful" repeated
over and over in my mind.
Four or five feet up in the air above the front garden suddenly appeared an
undeniable figure of a man in dazzling light. A man's figure floating in light!
I couldn't shake it. Aware that it might mean something psychically, I frowned
into the light, puzzled. A tidal wave of encompassing warmth washed over me.
Love, peace, and serenity overwhelmed me. Bliss radiated from this figure of
Later, I recalled my previous special request, and remembered that it was,
indeed, Easter Sunday. I recalled my plea to Easter Lily to assist me. I had
heard the song about Christ, had seen the figure of light, and had experienced
bliss and rapture. I had observed what I realized later was the Christ-light.
Since then I care little for any didactic about Jesus the man. I hum that
song when I need reminding of the miracle sighting that I apparently had.
Originally posted: 2005-NOV-10
Latest update: 2005-NOV-10
Author: Paul Schroeder