A Dream Awakened

img_0118I had a dream, waking abruptly, “It’s not going to be finished.”  I repeated.  I realized that in my dream I was dying unexpectedly and had a moment of consciousness immediately before death.  I said, “It’s not going to be finished.”  This was a realization of the inevitable truth.  The reason behind it is that our lives are made up of a string of events, hopes, dreams, desires, questionings, searches, tasks, quests, projects, travels, goals, wishes, etc.  One after the other, perhaps overlapping, but in sequence, such that, when the string is broken, it’s existence becomes strikingly apparent. This string is as light and thin as a spider’s web, yet… seems firm and uninterruptible; as we’ve never known a time when it fails or stops.  My string or tape of lineal progression had now been interrupted for the first time ever, and the last time, because in my dream time is no more.

What remained was the recounting of the tape before my eyes as I transformed into the third person watching and wondering who held the camera that captured that episode; that act where my parents were lovingly caring for me as a young child.  My bewilderment continued when many of my thoughts and memories were missing in this playback.  Scripture may hold the answer, “Love never fails…where there is knowledge, it will pass away …when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.” (1 Cor. 13:8-10).

It’s difficult to say whether this dream has any Devine purpose, you are free to judge, but dreams were used by God throughout the Bible, and the scripture is clear that in the last days dreams would be more common. (Acts 2:17).  If such a picture as this encourages us to number our days rightly, (Psalms 90:12), and/or to fill more fully our lives with acts of unselfish caring and love for others, (Galatians 6:8-10), as the Spirit leads, knowing that love never ends and it will follow us into eternity; then it is a message of God’s word.  It is also a reminder to me that my true life is hidden in Messiah Yeshua; when He appears I will appear with Him and my life in Him will be revealed. (Col. 3:3-4).

It is like the parable of the sheep and goats before the judgment seat of Messiah, the goats said, when did we see you and not give you food or clothing; while the sheep said when did we see you hungry or naked and give you food or clothing. (Matt. 25:33-46). You see the good deeds done through the leading of the Spirit are part of the hidden life in Messiah, if we had done it of ourselves, we would have been like the goats who thought they were good, when they were not.  This is not an excuse to go away and live a selfish life, but the contrary live a life responding to the Spirit’s voice and obey Him. When He calls, He enables and equips his servants with all they need from start to finish, our part is most often a small role in Gods work, but always to believe.

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