This is a true experience I had several months after my father passed away in 2010. I thought I should share it with others as it has had a profound affect on my faith.
Since my father passed away on August 20, 2010, I had been concerned about how he had truly believed because he had stopped going to church. Also, after several conversation I had with him about religion and faith, it left me worried about his “faith” and his relationship with the Lord. In addition, I felt I had missed opportunities to talk with him about faith. God resolved this conflict by giving me a chance to find out for myself in a dream!!
My “dream” started like this:
I had been on the road traveling so I stopped at a gas station. The look of this gas station was old, well used and possibly built in the late 1950s. Strangely I noticed it was a “Texaco” gas station. I went inside looking for the restrooms. I saw there was a women’s restroom on the right and a men’s restroom directly in front of me. As I was moving towards the men’s restroom, the sign on the men’s restroom door suddenly changed from “Men’s” and read, “Ivan Cagle”, my father’s name. Then, just as suddenly as the sign changed, I felt a presence behind me. I turned around cautiously and there, right behind me, was my father. I also noticed right behind him there was a bright white light that slowly faded away. My father did not look like he did recently before he had passed, but rather when he was younger, around fourty. I even noticed that he had a mustache once again. I ran to him and gave him a big hug. Then, as I was standing in front of him and before I could utter a word he said to me, “God said I could come and tell you that I am alright and everything is OK!”. Again, before I could get a word out my father said to me “God says I have to go now”. He then slowly stepped back a few feet and stopped. The bright white light that had faded and disappeared behind him previously reappeared and completely enveloped him and just as suddenly as he appeared, he and the light were gone. I suddenly awoke clearly remembering everything that had happened. I was somewhat shocked, confused and amazed. However, there was an unbelievable peace that I was now feeling. It took me well over 2 hours to fall back asleep.
Ever since I had that dream, I have had no more thoughts or concerns about my father and where he is residing thanks to God. I am secure in knowing without a doubt that my father is with God in Heaven!!
Larry Shawn Cagle