You are not alone

I once attended a youth group at Lutheran Church in Keila city. I really liked this church and the young people there. We had decided to give each other presents for Christmas. We drew lots to see who would give a gift to whom. I got a young man with the lottery. I bought him a box of chocolates for Christmas, but didn’t pay attention to the fact that the chocolate box was heart-shaped. Oh no! We then gathered in Keila to celebrate Christmas at a sister’s place and shared the gifts. When this young man received the gift, everyone were laughing. He was such a guy that all kinds of things happened to him, and he was often laughed at in a friendly manner. Of course, the others were amused as to who could have given him a heart-shaped box of candies and with what ulterior motive. For some reason it saddened me because, as usual, I absolutely did not notice such a thing and could not foresee such a reaction.

I quietly went to the kitchen. A black sabbath was playing on in my head. I thought how to get peace. There was a lot of snow outside and I thought I should go for a walk. Keila is such a quiet town and a quiet snowy evening could have a calming effect. But then others would notice and how do I walk away like that.

So I sat down in the kitchen on the floor next to the radiator, when suddenly Jesus stood a few meters away from me in a light-colored garment and said: “Joy, don’t be afraid! You are not alone! I am with you!”

At that moment, a deep peace filled me. I was like in the cotton wool, and not only that whole evening, but the effect of this vision lasted until the next day when I was already at home.”

With blessings,

Joy Nurme.

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