I was a young woman in my late 20’s. I was on my own raising two lively boys as my husband had deserted me. It was a very insecure and dark time in my life. I was also at University studying Art. I had been calling out to my ceiling asking God if He was real and if so if He could help me.
I decided I wanted to paint some Angels as part of the Art course I was doing. I borrowed a bible to read about angels so I could see what they looked like and paint them accurately. For some reason I started reading one of the gospels. As I read about Jesus I had an absolute revelation that Jesus was real and that he had actually walked on the Earth and that He had done everything that was written about Him.
I was up nearly all night crying and praying. The presence of God was overwhelming. It was like the heavens opened up. I had that open Heaven around me for about two or three weeks. Everything was lit up. Every prayer seemed instantly answered. Almost every person whom I told what had happened to me wanted the same, and God powerfully touched them when I prayed for them.
A couple of weeks later I found myself with a pastor. He started talking to me about sin. I had no idea what he was talking about. Although, I did straighten up my life as soon as I realised I needed to. It was God’s revelation of Himself and His presence that changed my life.
That was 35 years ago.
Maggie Bowcock – February 2018