Whispers From Heaven
- By Indu Shanmugam
- Published 07/10/2007
Indu Shanmugam is a 20-something, college student from Oregon, USA. She is majoring in English literature and language. She also studied Theology for a short period. She wants to be a teacher. As a literature enthusiast, she enjoys literature of all types and from writers of various backgrounds from the classics, French realists, Christian writings like C.S Lewis and South Asian literature. As for her own writings, "I am still trying to find and develop my own voice." She sees the art of the written word as a way to speak about Christ and explore truth. Before she met Jesus Christ, she has been searching for the meaning of life through experimentation of other religions, philosophies and ideas. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ after a powerful encounter with God through a miracle. God's presence and deep truths in the Bible fuel her creativity. She is involved in church activities and has a love for the church and would like to see every believer grow, become closer to God and live fruitfully. She loves traveling, sipping bubble teas, theatre, music, films and hanging out with friends and has a weakness for cheesecake.
I had a dream last night. I saw myself as a little girl about four. I am hearing all the noises of family troubles. I remember being scared and troubled because I was too young to understand what was going on. (And some of these things have stayed with me most of my life). Then, I hear a soothing deep voice at a distance. It's a very deep voice of a lullaby. An image of Jesus appears picks me up. Resting on his shoulders, I hear only His voice and everything else disappears. I fall asleep on His shoulder.
Then, I wake up from my sleep. (Still dreaming. Its weird when you dream about sleeping and waking up). When I wake up, I open my eyes feeling very light. I am in a far away mystical place...far away from the troubles of life. I think I am in God's Kingdom.
It was like God was telling me that I do not have to worry about living the same failures. I do not have to live like them if I trust Him wholeheartedly.