22 January 2014
travelling a new way
We enjoyed a time of sweet fellowship, prayer and planning. My closing prayer was for safe travel home for all, mostly us, since we were the ones with a fair distance to cross.
As we pulled out of the church parking lot it was obvious it would be a slow trip. The wind blew fierce, whipping the snow off the ground in waves of zero visibility. I watched the tension building in Rick's neck and shoulders as he concentrated on the often impossible task of seeing the lines on the highway.
I prayed that God would keep His mighty hand on our vehicle. I imagined Him guiding us like a child moves a wooden car along a track. The twenty minute trip took almost three times as long, but we did finally arrive home safe and without incident. A chorus of praise and thanks rang from our hearts, spirits and lips.
We snuggled close in our cozy bed, grateful to be home. And I dreamed...
We were travelling again. Rick was on horseback, but at the same time he was leading a team pulling a cart. I was seated at his right side, in a seat, not on a horse. This seemed perfectly normal. We were in an area we had visited frequently but noticed things we had never seen. High on hill tops I looked down and saw castle and village ruins and urged Rick to turn back so we could explore. Filled with a sense of wonder and amazement, I woke, interrupted by the morning alarm.
When I brought this dream before the Lord, He replied:
you will be going a new way
as you slow down
I will show you both the future and the past
you will see what you have always missed before
in the time to come I will give you My eyes
this is part of the gift of My heart