A few years ago, I went through a very hard time. I had lost my job, all my bills were past due, and I was about to get evicted. Things seemed hopeless and I was very depressed. One night I was feeling so bad, that I decided to go to a nearby Catholic church and pray. My faith is all I had left. It was late in the evening, so I didn’t even know if it would be open. When I arrived the doors were locked and as I turned to leave, a man that was standing in the darkness(I didn’t know he was there)asked me if I was looking for the Chapel? I nodded and he showed me the way. I thanked him and went inside.
I went to the very back row and just sat there crying. I felt so helpless. I prayed for what seemed like an eternity, asking the Lord to guide me through this difficult time. After I while I got up and realized that in the corner of the chapel, there was a basket with hand-woven rosaries. I picked one up and saw a picture of a young lady and a note. Her mother had made them and asked that people take one and pray for her daughter who was ill. When I arrived back home, that was the first thing I did. I truly believe in the power of prayer. Then that night, I had my confirmation…
My “dream” began with me all of a sudden in a long black “hallway”. I couldn’t see the end as it was pitch black and it seemed to go on forever. The only thing I saw was in the far distance to my right there was a doorway and a bright white light came out onto the “hallway” floor. Feeling scared of the darkness I ran towards the light and when I got there I realized that there was no door or door frame, just a rectangle where the opening was to his “room.” Immediately after I entered,I heard a loud BANG behind me. I turned around to see that the “doorway” was gone! I was now in this endless “white room.” The second I turned back around, in front of me was the most beautiful angel I have ever seen. I remember thinking that I have never seen anything like it in books or TV. It motioned for me to get closer and said,”Come here my child…” But something wasn’t right. My heart was racing, I took a step back, and shook my head no. He asked,”Why?” in a very soothing voice and I responded,”Because I know who you are.” He then gave me an evil grin.
Before anything else could happen, I bowed my head and asked Jesus to please help me because I was so terrified, I couldn’t stop shaking. Before I had finished my prayer, I heard another loud noise and just like that Jesus came to me from above with such force it shook the whole room. He held out his arms and said,” Come to me my child.” I shook my head no. He asked why and I tilted my head towards the fallen angel without ever looking that way again. I was afraid to go anywhere near where Lucifer was standing. He laughed as he looked him in the eyes and said to me, “He can’t hurt you now because I’m here.” That was all the reassurance I needed! I ran into his arms and closed my eyes as I did. He gave me such a gentle embrace and for the first time, I wasn’t afraid. There was such an overwhelming feeling of peace. I kept whispering, “Thank you Lord for saving me” as he caressed my hair. He turned to Lucifer again and demanded that he leave me alone! With that Lucifer exploded into a ball of fire and was gone. I woke up right afterwards.
Everything got better after that and now I don’t see how I could’ve thought that I wasn’t going to make it? I believe that evil really did have a hold of me and my faith saved me.