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Light Of My Spirit - Part 2
by Connie Lanyon-Roberts

As Jesus came nearer, the children knelt before him; a look of elation came over their faces. Love for His children poured out of Jesus' heart. He touched each of their heads and blessed them. Immediately, Laura’s hair grew out; her dark hair fell to her shoulders. Her face no longer looked sickly, but healthy and vibrant.

“My Lord,” Adelle said, her spirit overflowing with love for her savior.

“Dearest Adelle,” Jesus said and touched Adelle’s cheek lightly.

He then turned his gentle eyes toward Cindy. “Hello, Cindy.” The Lord took the small child in His arms, and sat with her on a large low-hanging branch under the oak tree. Immediately Cindy felt at peace in Jesus’ arms. She felt His love as He cradled her in His arms for a long moment before looking into her face. Tears spilled out of his eyes and flowed down His cheeks while He brushed her hair away from the ugly bruises. “My sweet child,” the Lord spoke softly, kissing Cindy lightly on the forehead. “Do you know who I am?”

Cindy thought He looked familiar, but she couldn’t remember where she had seen Him before. As her brows creased in deep thought she then remembered Jesus had come to visit her while she was imprisoned in the closet. She smiled and nodded. “You were there, when I was in the closet. I wasn’t scared when you were with me.”

“You were a very brave girl.”

“You’re Jesus!”

“Yes, child, I am. And now, my sweet Cindy, I have come to take you to the Father’s house.”

“Is that a good place?”

“Yes, it is a good place. You will never hurt again. You will only know love and happiness.

“Is mommy coming too?” Cindy asked.

“No, Cindy, she will not be coming with you now, but you will see her again soon.”

Cindy began to cry. “Where is she? I want my mommy!”

“Close your eyes,” Jesus said, touching Cindy’s forehead.

Suddenly, Cindy was soaring through the darkness as a ray of light. When she opened her eyes, she was in a hospital room with her mother at her bedside. “Mommy?”

“Yes, sweetheart, I’m here,” Rachel said, moving closer to her child. “I’m going to be here from now on. Daddy’s in jail and he’s not going to hurt you anymore. I promise.” Rachel took Cindy’s hand in her own, relieved that her child had awakened. “So now, you just have to get better for mommy, okay?”

Cindy glanced at her mother and saw three iridescent beings standing around about her. “Who are you?” Cindy asked of them.

“Who are you talking to, sweetheart?” Rachel asked.

“The shiny people standing next to you, mommy,” answered Cindy.

Rachel brought her hand to her mouth to stifle a scream. “Shiny people?”

“They’re smiling at us.”

Rachel lost control and burst into tears. “You’re going to be all right, sweetheart. You’re going to be all right! Do you hear me?”

Cindy closed her eyes for a brief moment; she was fading quickly. “Jesus says He loves you, Mommy, but it’s time for me to go home with Him,” Cindy said with a faint smile.

“NO! Cindy! Please! Please, don’t leave me!” Rachel screamed, looking wildly around the room. “I’m so sorry! I never meant for this to happen! Please, don’t take my daughter from me!” She threw herself over her child. “God, please! I’ll never let him touch her again! I promise!”

“Don’t be sad, Mommy. Jesus says He’ll always be with you.”

“Don’t go, please, sweetheart, don’t go!” Rachel pleaded. “Please God, don’t take my child!” Rachel shouted, taking Cindy in her arms.

“I love you, Mommy,” Cindy said weakly.

“I love you too, sweetheart. I love you too. Please, please, don’t die!” But Cindy could no longer hang on and her small broken body went limp. Rachel screamed. “NO!”

Cindy opened her eyes and was again in the arms of Jesus. “Mommy’s crying,” she said, her bottom lip trembling, the tears welling up in her eyes.

“I know she is sad, but she will be all right. The Father’s angels will watch over her until she comes home to be with us.”

“The shiny people?” Cindy asked.

Jesus smiled. “Yes, the shiny people. Are you ready to see your new home?”

“Will you be there with me?” Cindy asked?

“Yes,” Jesus said. “I’ll be with you forever.”

Cindy smiled and said. “I don’t hurt anymore.”

Jesus lovingly stroked her cheek. “And you never will again.”

Jesus stood with Cindy in his arms. “Children,” he called out. “It is time to see the Father.”

The children shouted with glee and danced around Jesus as He led the way. Soon after, Adelle ran swiftly past Jesus along with the other children. Suddenly they became balls of light, and floated upward toward the heavens.

Cindy looked at Jesus in awe. The Lord smiled. “Welcome to the Kingdom, Cindy.” Then they too floated to heaven as balls of light.


(© 2009 Connie Lanyon-Roberts - Material cannot be duplicated without permission.)

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