Meditations of my Heart

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"I'll See You in My Dreams . . ." Part II

Genesis 41:15
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, and no one can interpret it.  But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."


It is over . . .

He is gone.

A freak head trauma.  Brain injury.  Coma.  Death . . .

John, my husband, has passed.

Takes the part of his soul entrusted to me with him.  To the place where I cannot follow.

Yet.

My perfect world ends.

And, so does the dream.

Abruptly.

Ends.  Until . . .

Months later, still buried in grief, I hear the voice.

I tried to tell you.  To prepare you.  He is alright.  He is better than alright.

"Better than alright," I whisper, eyes closed.  John's favorite saying . . .

Tears . . . veiling my eyes.

Then, the fog lifts.  I see with clarity.

The gate, the fence, the mansion . . . the room.

My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  (John 14:2)

The room . . .

John's room.  

The dream.  The recurring dream.  In which the Lord shows me all I need to know.

The dream I understand at last.

And, find comfort in the midst of my sorrow.

For, I know John is home.

And, better than alright.
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Have you ever had a dream that something happened and, later, it actually did?

Will you pray with me?
We pray today, Father, for all those whom we love who have entered into Your heavenly home.  Until that glorious day when You show us the room You have prepared for us, may we do Your will and walk in Your ways here on Earth.  Amen.

Readings
Psalms 24, 29 or 8, 84
Genesis 41:14-45
Romans 6:3-14
John 5:19-24  

27 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful Martha! God speaks to us in dreams. I loved how God conversed with you. Sometimes we're so absorbed in one situation and His voice gets muffled. I recall Lisa Marie's post about dreams as God's way of talking to us because it's the only time we're silent and receptive :)

    What an assurance of one's place in Heaven esp. of the one you love ~ oh it gives me so much joy!

    Thank you for sharing this. I'll share this with the children too :)

    Yes, I had recurring dreams when I was in a mission in N. Africa and it was my brother seeking help. I told God in my dreams that I'd sacrifice myself in his place since he has a family. It took me several months to finally understand what it meant. Right now, I'm working with my brother and taking care of his child.

    I pray with you Martha. You have allowed my spirit to delight in God's love through your story.Thank you :*

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    1. Thanks so much, Melissa, for your lovely comment here and for sharing my devotion on your feed today!
      The recurring dream regarding your brother is so very interesting, especially since you are now helping him out. Wow!
      And, no matter how we hear Him, in dreams or visions or just wide awake in prayer, it is so crucial to be "silent and receptive" as you have said here.
      So happy you were able to delight in the love of the Lord through this story.
      And, always, always love that you pray with me. :)
      Blessings to you!

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  2. For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction, That He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword --Job 33:14-18

    I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed, my mind (inner man) instructs me in the night Ps. 16:7

    Dear Martha, thanks for a wonderful post...it inspires me to write a blog about how God spoke thru dreams...

    God be with you

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    1. Thank you, FherYmas, for stopping by today and leaving these beautiful verses which mirror the story. That is so thoughtful!
      I hope you will write a blog on that very subject. I find myself wishing sometimes that more of my own dreams made sense, but, I know it's different for so many others.
      God's blessings to you, too!

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  3. Wonderful post Martha.
    I had this dream, some months after I lost my mother.
    It was difficult for me to come in terms with her untimely demise. So, in this dream...I see her being taken away from me forcefully, from someone above and I am clinging to her, pulling her down.
    She is finally taken up and she is smiling as if to tell me she is fine...from then on...I rarely dreamed of her.
    I had finally come to terms with her death...I think so.

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    1. Thank you, Janaki, for stopping by and sharing such a touching dream with all of us here. Oh, yes, we all want to hold on so desperately to the ones we love. It sounds like God used your dream to help you get to that place where you could realize it was alright to let her go, that she was happy, and you, too, could find happiness again.
      May God bless you, my friend!

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  4. Dont know what to say. except that I believe in dreams too, and dor me it is part of believing that God talks to us in our dreams, often to prepare us, to tell us what to expect and go with..which wew may not if not for having dreamt it. Sometimes things I would never be sure I should do, I do simply because I dreamt doing it! My prayers
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    1. Thanks, Jerly, for stopping by today!
      I think it's marvelous that your dreams have guided you to ventures you might never have tried without them. Wow! As I wrote yesterday, this is the only dream I can recall where God was trying to send me a message, one that comforted me much later on.
      Blessings always!

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  5. Yes, I have, Martha - and it was something like this that you saw. You saw death. I saw snapping.. I saw separation. Exactly 7 months before it happened. I believe in dreams and the messages they give.

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    1. Wow, Punam! This gave me goosebumps knowing you had such a similar dream and seven months before it happened . . . mine was also in a similar time frame. How eerie!
      Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing your story.
      Blessings to you!

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  6. Wow Martha. I pray peace and comfort to you, even now. May the Spirit of the Lord guide and guard and protect you at this time and always in Jesus' Name, amen.

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  7. Thank you so much, Bernie.
    All this happened back in 1997. In 2003, I was graced by God to meet Danny; he and I married in 2005. Needless to say, I am blessed with love and a beautiful relationship.
    I thank God every day for this!
    Blessings to you!

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  8. I believe dreams have many reasons though we often don't understand the meaning upon awakening. It must have been comforting to see John was finally home and he was "better than alright." I'm so thankful you found Danny, seems like a match made in heaven!! After Erin passed she visited me in my dreams a few times and I awoke with the biggest smile especially when we were able to exchange kisses as we'd done so many times over the years.

    On a similiar note I spotted an owl on a branch while sitting outside a local coffeeshop; it stood there watching me for probably a hour or so before it flew off. Seeing an owl in daylight is very rare and is an omen for impending death...A month later Erin took sick and passed away the next day. Signs whether are everywhere, we just have to open our eyes and be aware of them. Thanks for another insightful post!! Take care my friend :)

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    1. David, thank you so much for coming by and leaving such a beautiful comment!
      Your story of the owl omen gives me goosebumps. There are so many ways God tries to communicate with us if we are aware and open and listening and watching. Too many times, as in our experiences with losing those we love, it is a case of hindsight being 20/20. Still, the fact He tried, and tries, to prepare us for loss is such a comfort.
      Yes, I thank God every day for Danny. And, I'm sure your dreams about Erin were God's way of allowing you to truly say "good-bye, but not forever" to your precious friend.
      Blessings to you always!

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  9. A beautiful, beautiful post, Martha. Thank you.

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    1. So glad you visited today, SweepyJean! And, glad you enjoyed the post. I sure loved both your poems today and am so glad I didn't miss out on these!
      Blessings to you!

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  10. Martha, this post speaks to that deep part of me that knows there’s more to life than what we see with our natural eyes. Aren’t you glad for the dream that reassured you of God’s eternal home, prepared for John and all those who love Him? Don’t you love how dreams are God’s way to SHOWING us reality intead of just telling in word? Wow! Is all I can say about this one.
    Me? Yes, I’ve had prophetic dreams that came to pass just as I dreamt them. These are called “numinous” dreams too, in which one is aware that the dream is no ordinary, everyday dream, but divinely given.

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    1. *instead* edited after the fact ;-)

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    2. So sorry, Debra, for taking so long to respond - something's up with my comment feed, I think :(.
      Yes, I am so grateful for this dream and was so happy for the opportunity of telling it here.
      Wow! I never knew these were called "numinous" dreams - that is truly a gift!
      Blessings to you!

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  11. I have had a dream.... it felt so real that I could feel the presence of the person... It was a way of bringing closure...
    I could connect with your words.

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by, Savira! Sorry to not have seen this earlier - something must be up with my comments. :(
      I'm glad you could connect with my words here today.
      Blessings to you!

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  12. Hello Martha. Happy Tuesday!
    I wanted to read this post of yours before heading out to work.

    I lead a very solitary & lonely life before I met my wife. Whether she's a gift from God, only He knows, but I will say since she came into my life, I have been blessed with more happiness & love than I could ever have imagined. I do believe God works in mysterious ways. He does not always answer us in the way we expect or pray for, but when we call on His name or the name of His son, he listens.

    A very thought-provoking post.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi, Andy, and thanks so much for stopping by!
      I am so happy for both you and your wife. I have no doubt it is a match made in heaven because you each make the other feel loved and special.
      And, no, God doesn't always answer us in a way we expect, but He always has answers.
      Blessings to you!

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  13. I read both your 'dream' posts together, Martha. I do believe that God uses our dreams as a way of healing us and I'm glad that He showed you that John was 'home'. Love and hugs...

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Corinne!
      Yes, this dream helped me to heal so much when I finally realized what it meant. Knowing John was "home" gave me such peace.
      Glad you enjoyed both posts!
      Blessings always! :)

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  14. WOW! I love this and the REVELATION that God gave to you! I have had several dreams of people or things that happened, and then they actually did. I often ask myself... What is more real? The Natural Realm or The Spiritual Realm? ;) Sometimes it takes years for the dreams to come to pass... it takes patience to wait. I started journaling my dreams down several years ago and I realized that they are like pieces to a puzzle. When we write them down, it is easier to fit the pieces together.

    "Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:2-3

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    1. Thank you so much, Farfalla, for stopping by and leaving such a beautiful comment!
      I like that you are able to keep a dream journal and that you have had several "numinous" dreams (see comment from Debra). Mine are usually so scattered and fragmented, that for me to have had this one with clarity is a miracle in itself.
      And, thanks for quoting from Habakkuk here - fits perfectly!
      Blessings to you!

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