It Has Been Over Three Years
It was three years ago this past Labor Day, September 5, 2010, that Dudley Perio began his adventure of being daily covered in the gold dust of heaven. Every day he scrupulously washes it off, and every morning it reappears on his skin. Wherever he goes, amazing stories of God touching his people happen.
My wife Natalie asked me to run to the grocery store for her. I was busy getting business done, but I decided to bless her and go. As I stood in the checkout line, the checker commented, "Do you know you have glitter all over you?"
"Yes, I know," I replied. "When I get in the Presence of the Lord, this comes on me. It's happens every day. As a matter of fact this is the one year anniversary of the first day it came on me."
Suddenly I heard the man in line behind me cry loudly, that deep kind of almost painful cry. I turned to look at him. He was about late fifties, white hair and moustache. He grabbed my arm and I felt the love of God just pouring out over him. He said, "This morning I woke up and told God that if he would show himself to me, I would follow him all the days of my life!" I hugged him as he openly wept. It felt like we were under a waterfall of the Father's love.
"It's not by chance I am standing here right now," I gently said. "God put me here at exactly this moment for you." I led him to the Lord right there in the checkout line. People had begun to gather, about fifteen of them. The checker and many others had tears.
"Can I touch you?" a lady asked. Another woman asked me for a hug.
I responded, "If you were driving to Ft. Worth and you see the sign to Ft. Worth, would you stop and hug the sign? I'm only a sign that points to God, but I will give you God's hug anyway!" Everyone was reaching out for a touch.
As we parted the man told me, "My life will never be the same!"
I could feel the heavens rejoicing over this one man who was ushered into son-ship by the Father. It never grows old, is never common, is forever precious. Praise the Lord, and to You be all the honor and glory! What a perfect anniversary present from God. Restoring His true treasure back to Jesus for the reward laid up for going to the cross-- priceless.