Danish journalist, Charlotte Rørth, was not a religious person. In fact, she grew up in an atheist intellectual family and was certainly not searching for something. But one day, totally unexpectedly, she met Jesus. While in Andalucia in southern Spain writing an article on olive oil production, Rørth visited the town of Baeza. There an old woman came up to her with a strange message: “You are called to tell the most important story in the world,” she said. Rørth thought the woman was crazy, and didn’t give it much attention. The next day, when visiting the famous El Salvador chapel in Udeba, Rørth suddenly froze. “I couldn’t move. I thought I was hit by a stroke as I felt completely paralysed. But there was also an overwhelming sense of peace and joy.”
Back in Denmark life went back to normal, until one day she walked her dog in the forest. Out of the blue, a beam of light touched her head, went right through her body and projected her into another world. “I immediately knew it was the presence of God. I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved as in that moment.” Then she started having dreams. Puzzled by these dreams Rørth decided to travel back to Spain and visit Ubeda again. Sitting in the chapel with her eyes closed, she suddenly received an open vision of Jesus. Again she felt fully and thoroughly loved.
“Jesus said, ‘Welcome, so good to see you!’ as if we had known each other for a long time… When I looked into his eyes, I instantly fell in love. Then he started a conversation in a language I couldn’t understand. Then Jesus disappeared. But his love and acceptance have not left me ever since.” In a book titled ‘I met Jesus’ Rørth mastered the courage to share her experiences,
knowing full well the impact it will have on her life. For how do you tell the world that you literally have met and talked with the Son of God when family, friends and colleagues know you as a critical thinking and rational human being?
Rørth’s memoir received massive press coverage in Denmark after its launch in January 2015. She is now a much sought-after public speaker, as she cannot keep silent about her encounter with Jesus and her knowledge of his being.
Source: Charlotte Rørth, Joel News International
Bible Study: 2 Chronicles 20:6
NOVEMBER Praise God for the huge interest which her story has elicited in Denmark.
PRAY DEEPER that her book may soon be available in English. Pray too that Charlotte will be a true ambassador for Christ.