The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, he is in your hands; but you must spare his life.” (Job 2:6)
The summer of 2011 was the most relaxing I’d ever experienced. The Lord provided several amazing trips, including two of them to the beach. Is there anything more relaxing then sinking your toes into the sand as the waves splash over your feet?
The summer was full of refreshment for my body and soul, as the Holy Spirit impressed upon my heart that I was being prepared for something. Even as I pondered the reality that something big may be coming, He enabled me to soak in the rays, as the “Sun of Righteousness arose”.
During our first vacation of the season, at my sister Sharyn’s home in Corpus Christi, Texas, I had a vivid dream.
Sharyn and I were sitting in our old red truck on the beach, (yes, you can drive your car on the beaches in Texas!) in the cool of the evening, delighting in some sister time. As we were gazing at the stars and listening to the sound of the surf,we simultaneously looked up to see a tsunami was upon us! I was terrified as the furious surf spun us about like a toy car. Just as is seemed our lives were ending, the trauma ceased, as abruptly as it had begun. We looked around in awe as the beach was completely calm and peaceful.
Just as we heaved a sigh of relief, our eyes moved upward only to see yet another huge wave was on the horizon. The shear terror returned as I gasped for air. I again gave up all hope of survival, when all at once relief filled my soul as the beach suddenly returned to its surreal state.
We experienced the exact horrific scene of chaos followed by calm, at least three times. As I looked up for the final time, my heart was pounding out of my chest, as I spied another massive wave swiftly approaching. With all the strength I could muster, I called out to Sharyn to let her know I could cling to life no longer. As I was saying goodbye, she calmly grasped my hand and said, “It’s okay Cheryl, this is the last big wave.”
The next morning I related the dream to Sharyn, then thought nothing more about it.