People have asked me if there were prior indications that the supernatural event that occurred to me in the fall of 1992 was about to happen… and there were. Three months prior to the event I sensed that I was going to pass from earth to heaven. The feeling was so strong that I updated my beneficiaries with my employer of about five years, a major airline. I even told a friend that when I prayed I sensed that I might be going to heaven soon and told her not to be sad if I left. I wasn’t afraid to die. In fact, when I thought of dying, I felt an indescribable peace.
I was spending my days working for an airline and my free time doing what I could to help people; especially the poor and homeless. But, I was starting to feel somewhat detached from this realm. I felt ready to go; however, it didn’t make sense to me that I should die because I had many productive years of life ahead of me. Even though I was sensing all of this, I had no idea what was about to happen.
The Lord your God is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing…
Zephaniah 3:17 (RSV)