About 3 hours after being told I would have a meeting with Jesus, I finally made it to the hotel room in Moss Point, MS. Mary dropped me off and went to her home. I kneeled at the bed.
"And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me,but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
I hadn't blown it! I was saved and always would be. I went to bed and had the first night's of decent sleep in two years. When I woke up, the sun was brighter, the grass was greener, and G-d was bigger than I ever imagined. He knew every sin I would ever commit and chose to die for me anyway. I put my trunks on and headed towards the pool.
I was about chest deep into the pool when I heard His voice. "Do a mikveh." Mikveh is the Hebrew word for "immersion" or "baptism". In Judaism, people immerse themselves and the process is overseen by two witnesses. I explained to G-d that there were no witnesses. He said, "I will be your witness. I am entering into a new covenant with you." So I immersed myself three times---a tradition in Judaism that foreshadowed each of the members of the G-dhead.
Mary picked me up and asked if I wanted to go the beach. We drove to Gulf Shores, AL. It was the first time I have ever heard of paid parking at the beach. A lady drove up and gave us her parking ticket. Gulf Shores was only the second beach I had ever visited. It was the prettiest beach I had ever seen. I think it was the first time I was able to enjoy the reality of G-d's glory expressed in His creation.
As we drove back, Mary gave me $50 in case I needed it. The money I had given to the family in need before I left for Mississippi had multiplied 11 times over the course of a week or so.
I've usually either been too busy or too broke to be able to afford a vacation. At that time, my last vacation had been ten years ago. I Googled it to see if was the farthest place from home I had ever been. It was a five miles short. I couldn't complain with all the other wonderful things that been happening. The next day would take me the farthest I had ever been away from home.
To be continued in Part 3 next week.