Reading this reminded me of a letter I received a few years ago about a similar experience... as you read it, may your heart be encouraged... in the Name of Jesus...
Dear Ms. Dornacher,
Three years ago my mother was severely depressed at age 79 and attempted suicide. Knowing that God's best is the only solution, I flew up as soon as I was allowed to see her and brought along your book (Down a Garden Path). My mom was a wonderful gardener as we grew up, and I thought your book would be a beautiful, simple but comforting way to lead her mind back to peace and joy that only the Lord can bring.
I just loved on her while visiting her in that horrible place and she told me she had had a nightmare the night before about a black gate. As we sat in a parlor and I read the book to her, a woman wandered around the room with a blank stare, not speaking and apparently had not spoken in the 3 months she had been there.
The moment I read the word "Jesus", the woman came over and touched the book, and spoke the word "JESUS!!!" My mother looked up at her and smiled (!) and said, "Yes, Jesus! He loves you and He loves me!" With that the woman sat down next to my mother, and my MOTHER began to read the rest of the book to her!
The next morning when I went to visit my mother, she told me she had had a dream about a white picket fence, and that my father was standing there waiting for here. (He had died 15 years earlier.)
I was humbled and blessed to know God used my book as a way to make Himself known in that place, but it was the Name of Jesus that fanned the smoldering ember in the fading hearts of these women and brought His healing touch of peace and joy to the mother of the woman who wrote me this letter... a remarkable testimony of God's great grace! The mother lived another year and was at peace with the Lord.
Thank You Father God for Jesus and His Mighty Name! One day every knee shall bow and tongue confess that He is Lord... and there is no other Name by which we can be saved! May we bow our hearts and our knee today to the Blessed Name of Jesus.. and speak His Name boldly that others may hear and be touched in a way only possible through the power of Your Holy Spirit! We love You Lord Jesus... in YOUR PRECIOUS NAME we pray... Amen.