Seconds later I broke through to the surface. Then I woke up. After all these years this dream has come to mean something very special. Here is why. Our life-journey in Jesus Christ is one of discovery and true adventure. We experience surprises, mysteries, treasures, as well as difficulties and trouble. Like my dream, we often come to a crossroad or ravine in life that throws us in a difficult situation. We experience a thrill of leaping over the problem or being literally thrown into deep water.
At this point we cry out like David, “Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me.” Psalms 69:1
Make no mistake, as depicted in my dream, the forces of darkness (the miry depths) seeks to confuse and overwhelm us. The abyss pulls us in a direction that will lead to greater depths of hopelessness. In these moments of real pressure and despair we thankfully have the light of Jesus as a beacon to hone in on to rise to safety. We dare not look back so we look up to the cross and rise in faith. “The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life — of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalms 27:1
You see, after all is said and done; we can make it through anything in life. Why? Jesus gives us the power and victory. “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
Although a dream, I will be forever grateful to my dear cousin Joan as she with a courageous knowing confident smile held my hand to say “We can make it.” Together, we can and so can you. Today, someone needs that spiritual nudge and support.