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Monday, May 19, 2008


I had a dream last night that spoke to me (and as I’m mentioned before, I remember very few dreams.)

A companion (his or her identity was nebulous) and I were traveling by train. A large group of people joined us for a grand celebration, the Super Bowl of all parties. I felt so happy.

Suddenly, we arrived at the destination, and the two of us were the only ones left on the train. Not only that, but my once-rotund belly had flattened. I had lost my baby on the way.

The conductor comforted us. “You wouldn’t want your baby here yet.”

With that, I woke up.

At least I think that’s the way the dream went.

Symbolic? I’d say so.

A large crowd of people has surrounded us in our grief. They—you—hold us up in every way possible. You travel with us and help us forget our pain for a time.

But you know, ultimately, we reach our destination alone. I look around for a human companion and only find my divine Conductor, the Lord my Shepherd.

And He’s right. I wouldn’t want my baby here, where sin and sorrow still reign. Not now that she’s experienced heaven. That would be selfish and cruel.

The dream doesn’t make me feel either sad or glad. I think it illustrates how I’m feeling: Lonely. Needy. Weak.

I’m glad God is present to lead me down the path I must walk.


Lisa Harris said...

Praying for you today, Darlene. The road we live is often so lonely and difficult. What a blessing to have that relationship with our heavenly father who cares about every aspect of our lives down to how many hairs we have on our head.

May He grant you an extra measure of peace today.


Mary Connealy said...

God bless you, Darlene.

Mary Connealy said...

Hi, Darlene, just letting you know I checked in today.

Jan Parrish said...

What a beautiful dream and how amazing our God is to send a dream that would minister to your heart like that.