Have you ever had a dream that you knew was straight from God? I know that often we get revelations in our dreams about awake matters but very seldom do we get a whole dream that we can say without a shadow of a doubt, God has just spoken to us.
I am not sure why I am thinking of this today but I once had a dream from God that was so vivid, I can still remember every nuance of it today and it was a prophecy and…..it has come true. I thought I would write it down while I was thinking about it and praising my Savior for His incredible blessings.
The dream goes like this:
I opened my back door and was horrified to find that there had been an earthquake that had completely destroyed the backyard. It had unearthed and broken a huge water main and the earth looked like hills and valleys.
I said, “Lord, this is unfixable and my back yard is in ruins." I turned crying and went back inside at an utter loss for direction or ability to move forward.
After awhile, I opened the back door again because the Lord told me that he had fixed the back yard. I couldn’t believe it and opened it quickly, only to be surprised at the scene before me.
All across my yard were very large steel plates covering every square inch of land. The hand of God had pushed all the earth back into place, fixed the source for water and then sealed it with these metal plates.
I said, “Lord, it is wonderful that my yard is repaired but I must say that it is not what I had hoped for. It is so scarred and ugly.”
He said, “Yes. It is scarred and it is very different. It will never be the same but it will always be repaired. Think of all the good things about having a yard like this. For one, your children can skate on it. Who has a skating rink in their yard?
Second, it takes no maintenance. You will never have to do it again. You won’t have to mow or weed eat or ever worry about your source of water.
It will always be scarred but over time, it will become a thing of beauty. It is so utilitarian.”
Now, you have to know that at the time, I was very wounded by a church situation. That part of the story I am unable to share. But the part I will share is that I was a broken person and I had no idea how to fix it. I cried out to God day and night for help. And then one night, he answered me in this dream. He would be my advocate. He would be my healer. He would be my high tower that I could run to for help. He would fix my heart and my life and though it would never be the same, I would always know that God was the one that rescued me. “He pulled me from the miry clay and set my feet on the solid rock.” He saved me.
Today, I worship Him for all that He is to me and for his immeasurable love. In that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us…..to love us and to set us free. He has the scars to prove it.