Since I received my enlightening experience from God (which you may read about in my book, “You Are Forgiven”), I have been enraptured by other people’s divine experiences.
My harmony chords were struck when I first learned of Akiane Kamarik – God’s prodigy child painter. God spoke to her when she was just four years old, even though her parents were atheists, which began her creative journey that has blessed all of us. At only 8 years old, she painted her now famous painting “Prince of Peace.” The first time I saw this work, my heart felt as if an arrow had pierced it as the eyes peered into my soul. I check in on Akiane every now and again, to investigate her new art because it is truly unusual and amazing.
If you want to see other work by Akiane listed by age, she has a web page here: https://www.akiane.com/store/
Another story that touched me is that of Colton Burpo. You have probably heard his story from the book, “Heaven is for Real,” or the movie version, but if not, it is basically that as a 4-year-old, he became extremely sick and while in the hospital went to visit heaven and see Jesus. Lucky kid.
I recently went to see the movie “Miracles from Heaven” about a 9-year-old girl, Anna Beam, who falls into an old dead tree. Rather than breaking her neck from the impact, she was healed of a digestive disorder – a genuine modern day miracle.
The Internet is full of stories. There are those that have been made up – like that of Alex Malarkey. They are sad incidents indeed, but I don’t believe anyone should discount all modern stories of God just because of a few lies, for which the enemy is known.
Matthew 19:14 states, “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” The amounts of detail that can be recalled and the talent given to these children must surely point to a truth. God’s truth. He is real. He is here. He is now.
Matthew 18:3 says, “…Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.“
Be like little children. Be a Light.