I saw a picture of a black lake. A small black lake in a grey and hazy landscape dappled with fir and spruce trees that almost seemed coated in a smoky frost. It felt like it had recently snowed a very cold and icy snow. But everything was so calm and still it was other-worldly. I have seen this lake once before. It was when my Aunt Sue was diagnosed with cancer. I prayed for her that she would live, but the Lord showed me she was walking into the black lake and death would consume her, but she was going to be able to face it with courage. I refused to believe it but sure enough she died and faced it amazingly. Now, my picture for you has nothing to do with anybody's death or about anyone dying. It is about grief. I saw you walk into the lake and wade in until you were up to your neck and you just stayed there. I felt like you were experiencing deep sadness and desolation for other people. It had taken you to a new place... a deep place that was altering you forever. You were all alone but you but sharing the deepness and loneliness... losing something that once had life. It was a place of new understanding. Inside of it all it was so calm, almost pristine, but so dark. It was not a bad place, but a necessary place. God will use it to break and broaden you and shape your humanity even more and give you new revelations... places of wisdom that only suffering can bring. I felt like it was in relation to all of the recent tragedies that have been happening in your community.This feels right to me. I sense it to be true. It is serious, scary, but at the same time, I feel it is to be and it is ultimately for good. Ooooo! I just can't wait to see what your thoughts are on this one!
I want to give something else away, so I'm giving away my The Fray cd, "How To Save A Life". It is a great cd, but I've burned it onto my hard drive and I'm good to go. Played once! You can comment as much as you like, but your name will only be entered into the draw once. The contest ends Sunday midnight Atlantic Time. I'll mail it out free to the winner Monday. Have fun and good luck! Okay, so I'm going to get really naked right now. About a week ago, a friend of mine who has a gift for "seeing" things, wrote me an email because she had been praying for me and had a vision. I'm struck by this because a couple of other people have recently told me that they sensed this same sort of thing coming my way. So, I've been warned. It reminds me a bit of the "Oracle" in The Matrix. It seems certain, and I can confirm that I do feel like I'm being pulled down, down, down into the darkest depths. I hope I will survive. This is what my good friend saw: