Last week I received a call from my childhood friend, Ann Cocktale. It had been awhile since we visited and I was glad to hear from her. Interesting things are always happening around Ann’s place and she wanted to share the most recent occurrence.
Like me, Ann married a handsome man who is the love of her life and each morning they share a pot of coffee and read their Bibles along with various devotional books.
One morning he glanced up from his reading to gaze out the window opposite his favorite chair. A portion of a tree’s trunk was framed by the middle pane, and as he looked at the trunk he began to see a face.
“He looked out the window for a long time, and then he looked at me and said, ‘Ann, come here a minute’.”
I didn’t know what was going on, but I looked where he pointed and after a minute or two, I slowly recognized a face in the tree trunk.”
Because I know Ann’s heart, I believed her when she told me the face looked like Jesus and the next day I drove over to her house to see.
We went into the sunroom where she positioned me correctly and then waited for my reaction. I stared out at the tree trunk, tilted my head, squinted my eyes and sure enough I saw the face Ann and her husband saw and it did look like Jesus!
Ann was tickled that I could see what they saw. She told me that she tried to share it with several others, but for some reason they couldn’t see. She and her sweetie believed that this was a sign of favor and they received it as a blessing, but she said,
“I’m going to have to be careful who I show this to ‘cause people who can’t see Him will think I’m a nut!”
In her journal Mother wrote, “As one’s eyes are more and more opened (to Him), one sees more through them and it excites wonder.”
Ann and her husband have eyes that are opened to wonder! We had a nice long visit and every time we looked out the window we were reminded of Him.
When I finally got in the car to go home, guess what was playing on the radio, “Open my eyes, Lord. I want to see Jesus”!
As Ann reminded me, “There’s no telling where He’ll show up next!”