Arthur records – In this dream I found myself (?) talking to my daughter Rachel. I was not recognised by her. I appeared as an old man in shabby clothes. I said, “Tell me, what will be necessary for God to restore His Universe?” She looked very interested, and after a moment’s pause said, “One of the first things is for each one of us to be obedient to God and to act out daily what He asks of us.”
“That is a very perceptive and intelligent answer,” I said. “Only those who are born again can see the Kingdom of God.”
Rachel looked pleased, and perceiving I might be in need of sustenance, asked, “Would you like to stay for dinner?” I answered in the affirmative, and I only remember vaguely sitting down and eating. Time passed very rapidly in this sequence.
Finally I stood up, and said, “Because you are born again, and because you have shown care and concern for my needs, the Lord is going to show you the effect of your belief in respect of the Universe. D’you recall Elisha’s servant seeing the cavalry when his eyes were opened?”
She saw what I was already witnessing, thousands of flashes of light emanating from her, darting outwards in every direction, round the world and out into space. These rays of light were maroon in colour and looked like threads or wires, some long, some short, very straight, piercing outwards from her. She looked amazed. I said, “Your faith is reaching out to the farthest limits of God’s Universe, and is being used towards its gradual Restoration. Never limit the effectiveness of true faith.” [End. I awoke at this point]
Madeline L’Engle wrote –
“Why does anybody tell a story? It does indeed have something to do with faith, faith that the Universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.”
Each tree and leaf and star show how The Universe is part of this one cry, That every life is noted and is cherished, And nothing loved is ever lost or perished.
“We are all strangers in a strange land, longing for home, but not quite knowing what or where home is. We glimpse it sometimes in our dreams, or as we turn a corner, and suddenly there is a strange, sweet familiarity that vanishes almost as soon as it comes . . . ”
“All will be redeemed in God’s fullness of time, all, not just the small portion of the population who have been given the grace to know and accept Christ. All the strayed and stolen sheep. All the little lost ones.”
“I cannot believe that God wants punishment to go on interminably any more than does a loving parent. The entire purpose of loving punishment is to teach, and it lasts only as long as is needed for the lesson. And the lesson is always love.”
[Arthur’s dream was in September 2013. All the subsequent quotes are from the writings of Madeline L’Engle, who died September 2007 aged just short of 89 years. Her fascinating and thought-provoking novels show her belief in pre-existence and the final reconciliation of all.]