i saw before me a barren desert landscape, with a gigantic red sun rising in the east…the sun and sky were so red they cast a red glow onto the entire landscape…the sparse shrubs and bits of stubble and rock were red…the shadows were purple black and deep tones of red. i shuttered in horror at the terror of the redness only to see the sky break into huge, craggy, black cracks…and a hollow eerie moan of desolation sounded in the scene as the words “great and terrible day of the Lord” were wafted near my ear…I continued to shutter as I saw a dark figure of a human facing the dawn caught my eye. he trembled in terror as he observed the redness of the dawning sun…he raised his hands to shield his eyes and ward off the terror...he was caught in the middle of crumbling to his knees and instead was falling backwards in horror of the fiery day that was dawning.
(march 14, 2001)
Joel 2:1-3; 2:30-32