“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was.”
The name Joppa has a number of definitions:
A place of refuge and acceptance.
A word meaning beautiful.
Let me suggest my own modern version of this account:-
“I was seeking after God from the position of knowing I was safe in His arms. He is my refuge. The world may shake but my acceptance is from Him. It is what He calls me that counts. My identity is in Him. As I was seeking God my eyes were open and I saw something very real, this was not a dream, this was as real as I was standing there. It is difficult to describe but it was something like a large sheet. It was a material covering, like a tent, a tabernacle, a resting place, coming from heaven. It came to rest on where I was. It came to me. A divine habitat coming to rest on me! Something from heaven touching my earth.”
And that is my prayer today. Let something from heaven touch my earth, near to where I am. So let it be. Amen!