Maggie George wrote this piece about a powerful encounter with God’s presence.
It was a Dark and Stormy Night
My partner was sound asleep as was everyone else in that Bed and Breakfast on that late fall night. Somehow, I felt it was all up to me to keep watch and insure that the storm did not invade the house. I tried to consider that this large stone house had stood for many years without my guard and, while this was a big storm by my standards, it was typical for this western most coast of the Isle of Skye just west of Scotland’s mainland. I tried to relax and enjoy the storm and let go of the sense of responsibility for everything. . . but someone had to do it!
Then it came as clear as my own voice. “I’ve got it!”
I can’t tell you what that voice sounded like but I can tell you it was God.
I relinquished my post, crawled into bed next to my partner and slept peacefully the rest of that night.