by Macy Johnson
“Joseph had a dream, and when he told
it to his brothers,
they hated him all the more.”
(Genesis 37:5 NIV)
“After Herod died, an angel of the
Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt.”
(Matthew 2:9 NIV)
Josephs, many dreams. Some paved the way for one Joseph, favored son of Jacob/Israel,
to be carried away to Egypt. Other dreams led another Joseph, earthly father of Jesus,
to escape to Egypt. Both Josephs obediently relied on hope in their Savior God,
and acted on vital lessons learned in their sleep.
dreams slip away in an elusive puff. I want to remember all my dreams. They help
me understand why I do what I do. Some days I am distracted and other days
focused. Some experiences rob me of joy and others are simply ignored.
dream suggested we are like skiers on a lake as smooth as glass. God is at the
helm. The Holy Spirit is the connection with our Father, the rope that pulls us
into new experiences, over new surfaces.
The wakes behind
the skis signify experiences of the past. They reveal where the skier has been
and originate at the point where his skis skim the water. The wake begins where
a person meets life, the calm water, and disturbs it for a split-second. There
is no skiing without wakes - the past we leave behind follows us into the
Do you long
for adventure like Joseph or Joseph had in their lives? Life-changing quests
may require you to sharply cut your skis to the right or left and jump over the
wake. Be alert and prepared, awake or asleep, for God might reveal His will to
you in dreams.
wake from my dreams anticipating lessons learned while I slept. I hope you