Last Sunday I went to an evening service at a new church with a friend. It was great, lovely service, something really touched my friend, but nothing amazing, no lightening or anything (Beautiful stained glass in the early evening sunlight though!). The friend came back for dinner afterwards and we spent some time taking about God, faith etc, and praying. After this I noticed something sparkly on my hands. All over both palms. I did think of the gold dust phenomenon but being a skeptical person I thought I had smudged some of my eye make up onto my hands. Then we noticed that both my husband and my friend had sparkles too. So we then went round he kitchen looking for things that we could all have touched. It had to be something substantial as there were a lot of sparkly bits! Couldn't find anything but I think we were all still rather doubtful.
This Friday just gone we had another friend to dinner (for those that have read my testimony it was out builder friend who brought us back to faith). We hadn't seen him in a while and again we talked about God stuff and prayed a bit too. That's when I noticed I had sparkly hands again! and again the
guys both did too. So this was more than a coincidence but I was still sceptical. I mean its a phenomenon that has been much debated, it is not biblical and can't be proved. It also seems more than a bit extreme and to be honest, unbelieveable. However it has happened twice now and believe me I have been round my house with a fine tooth comb, rubbing my hands on anything vaguely sparkly to see if it rubs off on my hands.
So then I got a text this morning from my friend who was here on Friday, to say that him and his wife were praying last night and they got sparkles during praying too. So that makes it seem a bit more real to me. If it has happened to them in their home, it would have to be a huge coincidence for them to have something sparkly that can rub off onto ones skin, as well as here (which we didn't find evidence of anyway). And being that there were a few days in between him leaving here and going home, it is unlikely that he transferred anything back with him (unless it was in the banoffee pie he took with him...)
So I am confused. I would love to believe that this is from God, in fact I almost believe it, its just that sceptical part of me that says, 'but really?'
Actually it doesn't make a difference to my faith, as my husband has just said 'Gods amazing either way, whether it is from him or not'. And both times we weren't praying for anything particularly specific or special, if we had I might have felt it was more of a sign.
Thing is, I have always viewed talk of this kind of occurrence with scepticism but at the same time thought wouldn't it be great if it happened to me, and yet now it has I am still sceptical!! That probably says more about me and my faith than God though.
Has anyone else seen this before? I'd really like to know if I am quietly going insane or whether I should believe it!!