by Arthur King
My name is Arthur King, and I am an alcoholic. In the summer of 1995 I found myself broke and destitute because of my alcoholism. I started to say the quick prayer I always said when things weren’t going my way: the one that goes, God, if you ever get me out of this .
But that isn’t what I said that day. I guess it was the first time in my life I was completely honest because my prayer was simply, “God, I give up. I am yours.”
All of a sudden I felt as though something was pouring out of me through my feet. The sensation was so great that I looked down at them. They appeared to be normal. Upon raising my head, however, I saw a little light – a small, very bright light that got larger and larger. I wasn’t scared, just amazed. The next thing I knew I was laying flat on my back with my eyes closed when something, or someone touched me above my heart. I jumped a little because I was startled. The place where I was touched was a warm spot that seemed to travel throughout my entire body. As the warmth spread, my worries and fears disappeared.
To this day I am certain that an angel came to me that day. My life has changed. I now know there is a God. That experience changed my life because it gave me the faith to draw closer to my God. Working through AA, I have been sober for three and one half years, thanks to God.
That is a miracle. I have told this story to a few people. Some believe me while some do not, but this is definitely what happened.