Jewels from Judy: The Cocoon
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away;
behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
About a year after surrendering my life to the Lord, I was sitting in my room when all at once I experienced my first open vision. I saw a white scroll roll down the top right corner of the wall. This scene then played on it like a movie:
A distraught man was on his knees, bent over, stripped, and his face was buried in his hands. He wept bitterly in grief, despair, and self-loathing. His sobs were heart-wrenching. I felt desperate to help him, but I didn’t know what to do.
Suddenly, a hand appeared above him holding a burgundy-colored leather Bible. The man looked up in his broken state with hope in his eyes. He reached up accepting the gift being offered to him.
As he opened the Book, the words came off the pages like silk thread. The beautiful strand began to wrap around the man and encircle him until I couldn’t see anything but a large white cocoon. The cocoon was very still for a period of time. It then began to slowly rock back and forth, and soon there was more and more movement. I could tell inside there was a struggle occurring, but I was only to observe.
The cocoon began to split and suddenly it tore open. A huge butterfly adorned in stunning, heavenly colors came bursting out of the cocoon! The colors were not like the ones we see in the natural; they were so much more vibrant and seemed to have a metallic glimmer to the purples, blues, and reds. The man-sized butterfly quickly flew across the room directly in front of me and then out of my window! It was bigger and much more beautiful than anything I could have ever imagined. I looked back at the screen in the right corner of my room hoping for an instant replay, but the scroll rolled up and disappeared.
This experience has spoken deeply to me over the years, and I am resharing this post because on Sunday, July 16, 2023, Tim Sheets, an apostle of the Lord and pastor of Oasis Church, made a reference in his sermon to seeing faith decrees and prayers being like a thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwdZ3R05OGs minute 39:28-46:02
I was at a conference where Janice VanChronkhite had her paintings displayed. When I saw the one called, “Healing the Brokenhearted,” I told her this was the closest thing I have ever seen that looked like this vision. Hallelujah for confirmation! https://jvcartworks.com/images/favorites/healingthebrokenhearted.jpg
Scriptures to Ponder: Acts 10:11; 2 Corinthians 5:17; John 1:1-4
Written by Judy A Bauman © 1998 revised 2023
(The original Reflection comments and Scripture references leaning toward the prodigals coming home were removed for this post. If you would like those notes or Scriptures, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)