I keep having a reoccurring dream about you. Yes, you personally. I have you in mind. I’m convinced this dream will come true. It is a dream of breathtaking freedom that makes my heart melt with excitement. I’d like to share a small snippet of this dream with you today because it is actually about you and your future. In this dream, you did some incredible things…
In my dream, you were so free that you refused to go along with the repressive values that your human family was unintentionally trying to put on you. To their dismay, you left them for a little while to show them that you had a higher calling. Your calling is your Father’s calling. That is why you walked away from their kind of business to embrace your heavenly Father’s business. I couldn’t believe the career you chose to walk away from, but I knew you could see that you were actually walking into your dream job.
In my dream, you were so free that you embraced new friends & family. These new friends & family are the friends & family that you have actually always wanted, but were scared of. Your new friends & family did not fit in your old comfort zone. They would be seen as ‘poor & dirty’. Some of them had made a lot of mistakes in the past. They were all outcasts. They carried cruel labels from the world. Nevertheless, you were so free that you saw through the labels & dirt. You saw their beauty and were not ashamed to share your heart and life with them. You were not afraid to allow yourself to fall in love with them. You were so free that you didn’t listen to the people who accused you of walking away from your ‘real’ family & friends. Your freedom allowed you to see that you had actually found your true family.
In my dream, you were thirsty. In my dream, you were so free that you didn’t hesitate to ask a ‘forbidden’ person for a drink. You were not bound by the fear and tradition that states you should not talk to such people. You wanted a drink, and you were free enough to ask this person for a drink. When you saw that they had no drink to offer you, you talked about the possibility of sharing your water with them instead. Then, you both could share your living water with one another and have that same drink TOGETHER. Although this broke all the rules you were taught to follow, in my dream you didn’t care that the person you were having this life altering conversation with was of a different race or sex. In my dream, you were free enough to see through the fleshly divisions of race and gender.
In my dream, you were so free that you were not afraid to oppose the well respected idols who were keeping your friends and family in slavery. You were so free that you actually looked for occasions to shed light on and expose the hideous, enslaving shadows these idols were casting over them. Each time that you allowed your light to shine over the shadows, the consequences for you personally became more and more serious. Nevertheless, your freedom kept your light on, so to speak.
In my dream, you were so free that you gave your life away and died. Although the death & torture you went through was brutal, the substance of life that you were able to give away through your death made it all worth it. In my dream, you died every day. Your freedom not only sustained this daily death for you, but caused you to actually embrace it.
In my dream, you were so free you could talk directly to me. Actually, you were so free you could sing to me. In my dream, you were able to sing into my inner being and I could hear you louder than I could hear the lies. The beauty of your voice brought me peace. Every note you sung to me was true. It restored my identity, my health, my hope, and my vision. Your words & your song to me brought the silhouette of a beautiful, all encompassing man into greater & greater clarity for me. Every time I heard your voice, my chains broke. Every time I heard your voice, I was empowered. In my dream, not only were you able to speak & sing this way, you actually chose to speak & sing this way to ME!
This dream goes on and on, but I think you get the picture. This dream is coming true, isn’t it?
I have a dream,