Job 33:11-17 – “He puts my feet in the stocks and watches all my paths.’ “Behold, in this you are not right. I will answer you, for God is greater than man. Why do you contend against him, saying, ‘He will answer none of man’s words’? For God speaks in one way, and in two, though man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds,”
I don’t put a lot of stock in my dreams, only the ones that seem odd or stand out or there is symbolism. When I do have those kinds of dreams I always pray and ask God for understanding.
I’ve been having apocalyptic dreams lately, which strangely I don’t find alarming. Maybe it’s because of the shows I watch or the state of our Union *sigh* or maybe it’s because I don’t belong to this World and I just want to go home.
My apocalyptic dreams are usually dark and I don’t mean in an evil sort of way. No, I mean in a Batman movie kind of way where everything is washed in midnight blue. There is no moon or sun or stars to light the sky.
I’m not sure of the source of my dream. I watched the Oscars last night, which is a whole other observation.
In my dream I was on the run. Why I didn’t have a car I have no idea. I need to fix that. It’s very cumbersome. Anyway, I’m stumbling across the landscape and a very dreary one at that and I come upon a car accident.
The car is smashed into a fence or something and there is a huge pole skewering the car. I notice a woman’s body behind the wheel and the pole is resting on her thigh. I’m not sure I want to approach the car to see if the woman is alive or dead but somehow I know that she is alive.
I happen to be a few yards away from my house. It feels like my grandmother’s pink house in Ft. Collins and I know my sister is there somewhere. I bring this woman there get her washed up and find clothes for her. I mention if there is someone she would like to call she can use our phone (and it works), so she does.
I overhear that she doesn’t want to stay, that she feels weird being here at the house… I just saved her life and she thinks I’m weird. I’m offended and my caring goes out the window. I no longer want to be hospitable. I no longer want to go out of my way to make her feel comfortable.
That’s my take away from my dream.
I feel like this should mean something to me. Hospitality is my gift, I took a test so it must be true. I can’t decide if I’m miffed that my hospitality was rejected or that my hospitality was conditional.
1Peter 4:9 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling
What about casting your pearls before swine? I suppose I must check to see if they are real pearls to begin with…