I dreamt that my long deceased father in law came to see Mom K at the Senior Home. I had my son Matt and my daughter Asherel with me, but neither of them saw him. They didn't know whom I and Mom K were talking to. It was so real, the way some dreams can be, that when I awoke, I wasn't sure it hadn't actually happened.
Strange. I could understand why I might dream about a ghost husband only Mom K could see...after all, she thinks her son Arvo IS her husband. But why can I see him too in the dream? It felt like a hopeful dream. Mom K's husband seemed to be comforting her, assuring her all would be well. And then I took Matt and Asherel out for Panera Bread pastries after the ghost went away. Everyone was happy! Except me. Why had I been able to see the ghost that was not sent for me, and that no one else could see? It puzzled and concerned me.
In a funny way, that feels like what my life's mission is like at times. It is why I write this daily blog. I see things that speak of God everywhere I look. This has not always been well received. I am not trying to be annoying. It just happens naturally. And like in the dream, when the vision is standing there speaking as clear as day, I cannot believe no one else sees it! I am not pretending to be a prophet or one who sees chariots of fire in the sky. Neither is true. But I do see God's messages in every encounter, in every falling leaf of autumn. Sometimes I wish I did not, because at times, the message is hard. But most of the time, the message is a comforting one...like the ghost of my dream coming to soothe his aged and time weary wife.
Psalm 36:1,6-9 (NIV)
I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes.
 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals.  How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.  They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights.  For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.
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