Encountering God

In the West, we aren’t as in touch with the ordinary or extra-ordinary presence of the spirit world. We don’t necessarily attribute an illness to the demonic or that an angel would shepherd the birth process to protect our newborn child and wife. What about when a child awakens us in the middle of the night and says he is hearing voices in his head? Do we believe he is hearing from an angel? Carol and I had an amazing conversation with our neighbour last night. We were blessed to be invited into his story of a spiritual encounter. It made me recall the number of times our son has awaken (like Samuel?) with fright or something obviously stirring his heart. I pray that I would see the spirit world more readily. To recognize the demonic and pray for protection in the name of Jesus. To recognize the visiting angel and praise God for sending His messenger.