In our bedroom we have a digital clock. It
displays the current time in glowing red numbers. The clock is only about two
feet from my head. This morning, I opened my eyes and the clock was reading, “2:43”.
In that moment a picture entered my mind. I saw a split screen with two images
playing out at the same time.
On one side of the split screen was the image of a person
waiting at the curb on a busy roadway. There was no way across. No crosswalk.
No traffic signal. No break in the endless stream of speeding cars. In that moment, at 2:43, a brightly painted
white crosswalk suddenly appeared on the pavement. The traffic stopped and the
person walked across.
On the other side of the split screen was one of those brightly
colored weather radar maps used by a TV weather person to graphically display developing
weather systems. This screen did not depict the location of cities as they
normally do. The only static image on the moving map was that of a person
standing and facing an approaching storm. While the storm was hitting this person
full force in the face their stance had become an interrupting presence in the
storm’s path creating an ever-widening V-shaped swath of peace behind them.
The Lord began to download what the images in the split
screen represented. The person at the crosswalk has been praying for a way
across a place of impossibility. A way across has
never appeared through any human effort. In a precise moment of time, God
simply made a way. As traffic is required by our traffic laws to stop at a
crosswalk to allow a pedestrian to cross a street, so it was in this image, but
in the authority of God’s grace and mercy expressed in love. The restricting
traffic in this person’s life now had to stop and yield to the law of Love.
The Lord continued to reveal further insight of what
had taken place by speaking to the people in the image. To the person standing at
the crosswalk, the Lord said, “I have made a way. It is time to walk across.
This crossing will remain for others to follow.” To the person standing in the
storm, He said, “Turn around and look at the significance of your place. I have
positioned you in this storm to protect others who will follow in the wake of
Finally, the Lord took me to Acts 2:43 to explain the reason
for waking me precisely at that time. Acts 2:43 was written shortly after the
Day of Pentecost and reads, “A deep
sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous
signs and wonders.”
While watching the
image come to a completion, I noticed a similar facial expression on both
people. The person walking across the
miraculous crosswalk and the person turning around in the storm to see what was happening,
both had expressions of awe on their faces. For some of you these images are a
picture of your life. These things just happened in the Spirit and are about to
become your reality in this life. As a result of God’s supernatural
intervention and revelation, a deep sense of awe is coming. You are about to
experience this awe because of what God has just done for you.