Sunday, January 16, 2011
A dream of Hope
Two nights ago I had another interesting dream, a dream with hope, a dream so clear to read that I don't doubt what the Lord is trying to tell me.
For you to understand my dream I have to go back a little bit, starting with my friend's story.
I have a very close friend who I like a lot, she has being going through very hard times for the past 4 or 5 years.
She had a beautiful Christian family, church goers for many years....but there was a very black secret that only a few family members knew, there was no repentance or desire to bring this secret out the darkness, it will put the family through much shame.
What they didn't understand is that sooner or later the Lord will bring everything to the light. The Lord waits to see if we trust Him enough to lay down our sin at the foot of the Cross.
My friend didn't know anything about it and when this sin came to the light, her heart just sank. With whatever strength she had she did what it needed to be done. But with that her family was destroyed, everything she had was gone.
My friend has lost everything, her family, house, car, job, security, the family unity.
She'd asked me to take care of some of her plants that she cherish very much so now I'm plant sitting for her :) I'm trying to keep her plants alive while she gets her own place. I keep worrying about the plants because I don't want to give my friend more grief by telling her that her plants are dead :(
Well, now back to my dream, this is how it went....
My friend and I were at my house, we were looking at one of her plants (this was the bamboo tree that I'm taking care of) and all of the sudden the tree turned brown and spiders and snakes started coming out the plant and we knew that the plant was full of them and these creatures started crawling on my sofa....my friend and I started to scream and I think that we ran out the house!
The next scene in my dream was...
Some how my friend and I came back to the house, I didn't see my friend so I went to the backyard and there she was clipping some branches of a beautiful orange tree, this tree was very green and it had big oranges and white flowers.
I saw my friend smiling for a first time in many years, I knew that she was happy and that her heart was at peace, she was having fun clipping the branches of that tree and she said something like "look at these fruits"
I woke up at that moment...I was tearing up of joy because I knew right there and there that our Lord is watching over her and that all the pain and poverty is going to pass. I know that our Lord has good plans for her.
-I believed that the dead tree with the spires and snakes are the sins that have enter her family, the dead tree is the darkness of the sin, is the life with a hidden sin.
-I believed that the orange tree is her future life, a life full of life and that she will bear good fruit.
Well, I couldn't wait to see her and tell her about my dream...but she is beyond desperation, but when I told her about my dream there was a little smile of hope.
I keep telling her to trust in the Lord that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that the Lord will never forsake her, that so far He has been taking care of her needs through many great friends from our church.
Please keep my friend in your prayers.
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.