April 3, 2023
MIRACLES NEVER CEASE!
Rev. Robert L. Wise, PhD explores the world of divine interventions from an objective point of view. An Archbishop in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches with a Ph.D., he is the author of 36 books. Rev. Wise relates his interviews with persons who experienced the touch of God.
BUT WHEN SHE STARTED TO WRITE
Decades ago, I knew a Dutch woman who worked with clocks. Beginning her work in Haarlem, Holland before WWII, the woman was unique in her trade. Little did I know that Corrie ten Boom would become famous across the world through the story of The Hiding Place and her helping Jews escape the Nazis. I just knew she was a devout believer who clung to her faith. And then I met another woman clockmaker who was exactly the same.
Rose Michael ran Clocks, an intriguing shop with clocks of all sizes as well as repairing the ailing timepieces from giant uprights to antique ornaments. When my two cuckoo clocks I bought in Europe stopped, I needed her touch. During our conversation, I learned Rose was an author. In addition to a children’s book, she wrote The Secret Place.
Corrie had The Hiding Place; Rose had The Secret Place!
As we talked, I discovered Rose had produced this book in a most unusual way. After starting each day with prayer time, she let her mind go into neutral and asked the Holy Spirit to lead, allowing the “flow” to produce a gripping story about eternity. Following the Psalmist phrase “the secret place of the Highest,” Rose took a journey into eternity. Page after page produced an amalgamation of the guidelines of scripture with a path into God’s design for eternity. In her book, Rose also included the witness of friends who had walked through tragedy and turned the darkest winter days into a springtime of joy. You will be moved by their stories of the conquest of tragedy.
Whether you accept Rose’s story as literal or an allegory, the words reveal the promise of God for His people. A blessing indeed!
Now, here’s the idea that gripped me. How did the original authors write the Gospels? Of course, they were eyewitnesses, but did they have guidance like Rose did? The list of gifts of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is not exhaustive. With time other expressions of the leading of the Holy Spirit have come through bringing inspiration. Writing a Spirit-led story is surely one of them.
Whether we would call such writing miraculous or not, it is a door we can all walk through. You pray: ask the Holy Spirit’s guidance: and then write what comes to mind. You might be surprised by what you could discover.
Remember miracles never cease!
(You can order Rose Michael’s The Secret Place on Amazon or through her at 7909 N. May, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73120.)
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