“When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.”
What does it look like to live as those who dream? The prophets, the psalmists, John the Baptist, Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, Simeon, Anna, the shepherds and the Magi—they were all dreamers. They received, discovered, and responded to God’s dreams for the world.
In Advent, we step into the mystery and awe of God’s dreams and pray they shape our reality.
This season of Advent is for the dreamers in all of us—those who dream of a deeper connection with God and those who dream of a better world. It’s for those who dream of comfort and for those who have given up on their dreams. It’s for those whose dreams have been crushed and for those who show us that dreams take time.
Advent is for those who long to dream of brighter days. So perhaps during this Advent — even this 2020 Advent — we will find ourselves dreaming alongside prophets and angels, Mary and the Magi. Perhaps we will find that we are becoming messengers of God’s dreams for our world.
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Wonderful wonderful post.
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Thank you, my friend. I take no credit. It comes from a very creative group of ministers, A Sanctified Art. The provide worship resources for congregations. One thing I got from them this year is a beautiful set of 150 Star Words. They send you a downloadable file and you print it yourself or send it to a printer. (sanctifiedart.org)
Blessings to you this through this Advent season.
Thank you for this beautiful and hopeful blog post, Kathy!
As a Jungian-flavored dream interpreter, I love to explore dreams – both my own and those of others. A workbook (no longer in print, unfortunately), by one of my teachers, The Rev. Robert Haden, is entitled, Unopened Letters from God.
Dreams truly are messages from Spirit, I believe.
Thank you, Joan. I miss our talks so much. Are you working with clients? I love your new place and when I see your pictures, I always think you are in a peaceful, comforting place. I hope you are both well and content. Please pray for me. In the past month, I have been showing symptoms of kidney rejection. Still, I am hopeful that “all will be well.”
Blessings to you.
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