I went out for a walk in a place I had never been. All went well until I got lost. The longer I walked the more lost I became. Surrounded by foreign buildings, streets and people, I started to get anxious. Ending up at a store that sold a little this and that, I realized I had no money and had to leave. With no idea where I was or where I was trying to get to I hurried my pace thinking the faster I walked the sooner this ordeal would be over.
Soon I realized I had left my phone at the store whose location was lost in my frantic mind. I turned around and quickened my pace thinking surely the store would be around the next corner. But instead of the store there was yet another strange and unrecognizable sight which added to the panic creeping up in my mind. Where on earth was I and why does nothing look familiar?
A kind soul pulled over and offered to help me find the store where my phone must be. We drove and drove yet there was no sign of the store. The person pulled over and demanded my money and when I told him I had none, he aimed his gun at my head and asked “are you sure?” At that moment another car pulled alongside and in a flash the sound of gunfire shattered the awkward silence and the man next to me fell on my lap, lifeless and limp.
Alone, lost and covered with blood I did not shed, all I could do was weep. Why was no one stopping to help me? Where were the police to investigate the crime? Why was this all happening to me? Where was the God I loved and served my whole life?
Suddenly the car was surrounded with angry people intent on my destruction. With nowhere to go and no one to help me, all I could do was close my eyes and wait for the inevitable ending to this gruesome and horrendous saga.
Waking up from this dream awhile ago, I am still shaken and full of questions as to its meaning. Is God warning me of something? Is God reminding me of something? Is there someone in this situation that I should be praying for? Truly I must get quiet and allow my God to let me know what this very vivid dream means and what I am to do.
I share this with you because of the vividness of the dream and the gnawing suspicion there is some great spiritual meaning to it. Perhaps my apprehension regarding world events prompted this dream. Perhaps it is all some great analogy. Perhaps it was nothing more than the barbeque I ate last night and the fatigue I feel from a very long day.
Personally I believe God will let me know what that dream was all about and I will learn from it and do whatever I need to do. Until then, I am not taking any long walks in foreign surroundings or leaving my phone anywhere!