Sunday, March 17, 2019
Vision of Green BY SUSAN HARRIS
Over the last three years I've posted the same blog on St. Patrick's Day - Happy day to all who celebrate. This year I focus on a different aspect of green.
On June 13th, 2017, one week before my wisdom tooth was extracted, I was praying on the day bed in our living room with its beige walls and white ceiling, when suddenly I had a vision of being in a room filled with what looked like green and purple Northern Lights.
The green is dominant and intense, punctuated intermittently by streaks of purple, and both colors are true to the Aurora Borealis I’ve witnessed. The green has more yellow than the rainbow shade. The lights look like opaque gossamer, and they dance thick and heavy in a rhythm. The room is massive, as everything is in Eternity, but where I am feels small because I cannot see beyond the lights. I’m reminded of fog, thick white prairie fog that reduces visibility to mere meters, except this is green, impenetrable, riveting fog. Where I stand is all green. I am spellbound by the living, moving curtains of light that appear 3-dimensional. Green glory. I do not know anything more nor do I receive any special knowledge just then.
I contemplated the vision over the following days and prayed for revelation. Then, as if shot from a quiver, the meaning pierced my spirit. I was in a preparation room, not unlike the Green Rooms of television houses I’d waited in to be interviewed. The Green Room at CTV is literally painted green, and guests wait there until it’s their time to walk onto the set under the hot, bright lights to go live on air. I was in a Green Room in Heaven, the Preparation Room, waiting to go into the presence of the Son who is the Light.
Holy, holy God!
I delved into the significance of green and discovered some fascinating facts. Green is the most common color in the physical world and is found everywhere in nature. It is the color of awakening, of resurrection and rebirth in spring, and there’s a guarantee that life will go on while things remain green. Green symbolizes fertility and harmony. Researchers have found bodily benefits to green, such as improving vision—watching green soothes the eyes—and alleviating stress though the relaxation of the body. A Harvard study showed that people working in green offices are more productive and satisfied. Further, the green light on the traffic trio equates to safety.
I was in a safe place, in heaven.
Purple is associated with royalty, nobility, and sophistication, and speaks of wealth and luxury, creativity and mystery. I had been swaddled in purple lights in the mysterious after-world created by our Lord for those He will receive as His own. Putting the significance of the two colors together, I wondered if I was getting close to the Throne Room of God.
Eleven days later, on June 24th, 2017, as I lay dying following dental surgery, I saw Jesus, the Light of the World. I am convinced that I had indeed been in a “waiting” room!
An excerpt from the chapter The Alfalfa Field and The Green Room, from Touched By Eternity: A True Story of Heaven, Healing, and Angels by Susan Harris. Print book releasing in April (contact susanharris.ca)
E-book available for pre-order at: https://www.amazon.com/TOUCHED-ETERNITY-Heaven-Healing-Angels-ebook/dp/B07P6DCGGW/
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