Dream. Dreamer. Dreaming.
Can I ask you a question? Have you ever had a dream or dreamt about becoming something when you get older? When I was your age, I wanted to be a dinosaur so that I could travel back in time and see what life was like thousands and thousands and thousands of years ago. I could just see myself stomping through the thick vegetation, untouched forests, and being able to see above the trees–a world that most of us only dream about, I wanted to see in person. Then I dreamt about being a professional baseball player: traveling around the United States and being outside seemed like the perfect life. As I got older, I dreamt about being an architect, a chemical engineer, and a teacher. I had lots of dreams as a kid; and I still have dreams today. So, have you ever had a dream or dreamt about becoming something when you get older?
Thinking about dreams, I came across this story about a little boy. There was a little boy who loved stories. He loved when his mom and dad read them to him at night to help him fall asleep. He loved watching stories unfold in his favorite cartoons on TV. And he loved getting lost in the library and discovering the stories hidden away on the shelves. Every time he heard a new story, it was like being taken to a far away place to experience a new adventure. Sometimes he would swim the depths of the ocean in search of long lost pirate treasure. At other times he would be in ancient Egypt watching the great pyramids being built. After that he might fly to the moon and leave his footprints in the moondust as he jumps across the surface. If he wanted some excitement he would go millions of years into the past and run from a hungry dinosaur as it chased him through the jungle. All he needed was a good book and his imagination would do the rest. (The Little Boy’s Dream by R. Penmetcha)
We all can dream. We all have an imagination. We all love to explore and discover what makes us smile. Jesus has provided us with many stories and these stories are found in the Bible. In the Bible, we learn that Jesus has a plan for us; that Jesus has a dream for us. Jesus wants to make us smile. Jesus has called some of us to be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, and in doing so he has equipped us for works of service (Ephesians 4:11-12). Jesus has a dream for us to become someone great. Jesus wants us to keep dreaming because he knows that as we dream we find out who he is calling us to be. So never stop dreaming (and reaching for the stars). Jesus has a dream for you. Dream. Become a Dreamer. And keep Dreaming.
Just like that little boy who wanted to read more stories to grow his imagination, Jesus wants us to read the Bible so that we will grow in love. Keep Dreaming everyone.
Your Friend, Holy Spirit!
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