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Amy Carmichael’s Dream, Warning About the Coming Judgment

As God brings people across you path, its an opportunity to reach out and share the Good News. God is opening doors. But it becomes my obligation and your obligation to walk through the door.

Amy Carmichael tells of dreaming that she was in a jungle sitting by the campfire one night. As she watched the flames of the fire soar into the sky she said that she could see a grassy place, a clearing in the jungle, and many people were walking across it towards a terrible precipice.

There was a mother with a little girl clinging to her skirt walking towards the precipice, and no one said anything to her. She fell over the precipice, and Amy could hear their screams as they plummeted to their death.

Then she saw a little boy walking towards the precipice, and he was blind, even as the mother and the little girl had been blind. As he was walking to his death Amy thought, Why doesn’t someone say something to him?

As the boy fell over the cliff, he grabbed hold of a little tuft of grass and screamed for help. But no one came, and finally he, too, plummeted to his death. And there were thousands of others, all of them blind, and all of them were heading towards the precipice, too.

In her dream, Amy Carmichael said, I cried from the depths of my soul, `Why doesn’t someone tell them about the precipice and warn them of their danger?’ Then, she said, I heard the voice of God saying, `Who shall I send?’ And I said, `I’ll go. I’ll go.’ `All Right,’ said the Lord, `Then you’re my messenger.’

You see that’s a picture of our world. There is a precipice and people are walking blindly toward it. Does anybody care? Will anybody stand with Isaiah and say, Here am I, Lord, send me?

From a sermon by Dan Campbell, An Open Door, 11/5/2009

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