The question had been posted on Facebook as to whether we believed in angels. You can imagine my response. Following is my conversation with Jamie M, who does believe in angels. I’m in italics. Jamie’s in bold. Comments at the end.
Jamie M Yes, emphatically. I was pregnant with my first child, I KNEW it was a girl, I reached a crisis of faith, prayed and cried and that night dreamt an Angel sat by my bedside drawing in clay on my belly (don’t know what he was writing) he said “If you don’t believe, I’ll prove God to you, your baby is a boy” I woke up laughing…2 days later it was confirmed a boy, then I had a 2nd boy, then I had a 3rd boy. I’m certain my womb is sealed for boys and that God has shown himself to me.
Anton Hill @Jamie Are you saying that correctly guessing the gender of your child, something which you had a 50/50 chance of getting right, is evidence of the supernatural? It’s fascinating that an omnipotent god “reveals” a perfectlly normal, objectively verified facet of human biology.
Jamie M Anton, I’m saying I needed something inside to “prove” it to me and three boys in a row…that made me think. The point wasn’t the “biology” it was the man, sitting beside my bed, oozing comfort, light, love, and a message made just for me. What I needed was something to boost my faith and I found it in a dream provided specifically to me in a way I could understand and believe, what you need may be more empirical, and that is also personal. Jeff asked do YOU believe Angels exist…my personal answer is yes, I believe they exist for many reasons, this was just one personal reason which my “Omnipotant God” knew I would feel and respond to. I don’t remember attacking your personal beliefs…there is a thread of truth in everything, even in the doubts you express, this is simply my personal truth. Read more »