I had a dream. Not that dream. Another kind of dream.
Recently, I had a dream that a snake bit me. I looked down and I could see the fang marks on my foot. In my dream, I went to see a doctor and showed her the bite. “You will die in three days,” the doctor told me.
I woke up and that kind of freaked me out!
I rarely remember any of my dreams. Usually, if I wake up in the middle of the night, I remember a dream but after I go back to sleep, I can’t remember anything about it when I wake up for the day. But I did remember this part of this particular dream.
Of course, the first thing you would say is that we can all die any day but we don’t ever think about dying. I bet 99% of people never think about death as they go about their lives.
But I do.
When I came out of remission last year – only eight months after chemotherapy – I was shocked that the cancer could come back so fast. It was then that I realized that I could die at any time.
So when I had this dream, I have to admit that it bothered me some. I know that God speaks to people through dreams.
Joseph was the most famous dreamer and dream interpreter in the Bible. In the New Testament, God spoke to another Joseph (Jesus’ father) to tell him to take Mary as his wife. There are more example of God revealing himself or certain messages in dreams.
I don’t believe that God speaks to me through dreams because he never has before. I rarely remember dreams and they are usually meaningless and have no big message behind them.
But knowing that God does use dreams to speak to people, that dream of the snake did stick in my mind the next three days!
If you don’t really believe in God, you can get hung up on dream interpretation, and there’s no shortage of people that could offer their opinions. Psychology has spent a lot of time on dream study. You better tread carefully if you think others can tell you what your dream means.
Today is day five so my dream did not come true – thank God! On day three, I started thinking this was nonsense and got back to faith, which is really what it’s all about.
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