It is night and I have been asleep – dreaming, dreaming of bullets and helicopters, guns and fire. I open my eyes as a bright light shines on me and lower my head to shield myself from its glare as fear fills me. Suddenly a picture comes into my mind – people on a journey, following the light. I feel afraid and curl up, wanting the light to fade. It is taking all my strength as a feeling of shame sweeps over me. I will not be able to follow the light. I will go to hell.
‘Forgive me,’ I say inside my head.
Suddenly I stand up and, not knowing why, take a step forward. I see a man in front of me, wearing long robes whose bright colours burn into my eyes. Two men, on either side, are with him. Peace fills me as I see him and kneel. He puts his hand on my head.
‘I bless you,’ a voice says in my mind.
‘In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,’ I silently reply.
We repeat these words three times until the voice tells me: ‘Keep quiet.’
I am silent
‘I bless you in my name,’ it says.
Shoots of happiness spring up inside of me, reaching into my heart.
‘How am I going to live if you are not with me?’ I ask.
‘Everything you need was given to you in the beginning,’ Jesus tells me.
I look up. I am alone again.
where do i start? my brain is numb after reading this book…
it is written in a very simple style, through the eyes of a child. no dramatising. no moralizing. just tell the story like it is. a very disturbing story.
pray for this young man. he has a burden & a gift that i couldn’t imagine. in a few short years many doors have opened, & he has a voice to the world.
The Lord bless you
and keep you
and make his face shine upon you
and give you peace Num 6:24