Have you seen this testimony? A liberal pundit, Kirsten Powers*, who could barely tolerate Christians had her life completely turned around beginning with a dream where Jesus appeared to her. Well worth reading on several different levels. Here are some quotes from the Christianity Today article:
Just seven years ago, if someone had told me that I’d be writing for Christianity Today magazine about how I came to believe in God, I would have laughed out loud. If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion—especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt. …
“To the extent that I encountered Christians, it was in the news cycle. And inevitably they were saying something about gay people or feminists. I didn’t feel I was missing much. So when I began dating a man who was into Jesus, I was not looking for God. In fact, the week before I met him, a friend had asked me if I had any deal breakers in dating. My response: “Just nobody who is religious.”
A few months into our relationship, my boyfriend called to say he had something important to talk to me about. I remember exactly where I was sitting in my West Village apartment when he said, “Do you believe Jesus is your Savior?” My stomach sank. I started to panic. Oh no, was my first thought. He’s crazy.
Response: This is a testimony that gives me real hope.
The last few years I have read accounts about how Muslims were secretly converting to Christianity after Jesus or angels appear to them in dreams and visions. This is how revival was initiated in Iran which is a country where one cannot openly talk to people about Jesus.
Today in America so many have become alienated from Christianity particularly among the intelligentsia and media that revival would seem to be a real uphill battle. But as bad as it is here Iran is far worse of an environment for revival and yet it is happening there. After all is said and done it is a sovereign work of God regardless of all of the circumstances.
*Kirsten Powers is a contributor to USA Today, a columnist for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and a commentator at Fox News.