Sunday, May 19, 2013

A choir of lizards

'Tabili,' or green skink lizard, crawls up the trunk of a mango tree
House lizards do understand the things of the Spirit.

Especially, "tongues."

The gift of tongues like speaking, praying, or singing in tongues, is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

I had a mystical experience with lizards during one of the dawn prayers I had back in the nineties.

As a habit, I'd wake up every dawn to pray; and, one particular dawn, I prayed in tongues.

It happened outside the kitchen door of the house.

I was sitting almost in the middle of the stair, myself facing a vacant lot, a swamp of grasses which were surrounded by houses of the neighborhood including the back of the house we were renting.

A young tree was fronting me.

As I began to pray in tongues (a few syllables, at first), a lizard, which was probably on the nearby tree, chirped successively.

In my spirit, I understood it as saying "Amen!" "Amen!" "Amen!" to the meaning of the language I uttered, the language that I knew not.

I continued on with more syllables than the first utterance; and two or three lizards chirped in sequence.

Tongue-prayers, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, went on incessantly for a minute or two in the quiet of the dawn so that a multitude of lizards that seemed to be coming from every house of the neighborhood and outside, far and near, faint and loud, chirped in chorus!

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