God spoke to me last night.
“Rich,” he said.
I was surprised that he knew my name.
“Rich, you are a miracle. You are special to me. You are loved by me and by many others.” He said.
I listened. His voice was powerful and soothing. Energetic like a self-help guru yet more down to earth.
“My son, I want you to know that your talent and wisdom can take you a long way if you use it rightly. With great power comes great responsibility.” He continued.
“I read that in Spider-Man comic books years ago.” I said.
“You’re not Spider-Man but you are a unique and special snowflake with potential. You were chosen to be clean and sober for a reason and I wanted you to hear it from me directly tonight and not just the people your 12 step meetings and your Mommy and Daddy. I hope you believe it. Believe in yourself.”
“I do. I pray to you everyday for guidance and believe in you. Sometimes I’m not sure that you believe in me.”
“I do. You are on the right path and I want you to stay on it.” God spoke his last words to me.
“I plan on it. One day at a time.” I replied.
His voice was gone but I knew that he was listening.
I fell back asleep at peace.
I woke up this morning and went back to my Morning Prayer ritual. Today it seemed more heart felt and sincere than ever. I look at the day as an opportunity to be the best Rich I can be. God will be with me with every move I make today. I wonder whether it was a dream or not and I don’t care. It felt real to me and it gave me a stronger faith in myself and God and you.
Thank you all for being there. I hope I’ll be there for you.