When I wake from a dream where I encounter God, I attempt desperately to tunnel back into that place of sleep. Recently, God gave me a dream. It was March 29th, 2020.
It was more like an image. It was the silhouette of a child positioned on a chair in a runner’s pose looking out the window. It was night. The child wore a focused look into the distance. But ready, ready to run. Yet to where? The position was held at the glass window. That didn’t seem to matter. The child was posed ready. The words in the dream were “Chase Jesus.”
I woke and wrote in my journal these words:
The irony of a child posed to run from behind a window while we are self-quarantined.
What am I chasing? What chases me?
My Utmost for His Highest on March 29th centered on Luke 12:40 “You also be ready because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”
The devotion ties beautifully in with the image of a child looking off into the sky, in a ready position. A child-like faith and wonder.
“If you are looking off unto Jesus, avoiding the call of the religious age you live in, and setting your heart on what He wants, on thinking on His line – you will be called unpractical and dreamy; but when He appears in the burden and the heat of the day, you will be the only one who is ready. Trust no one, not even the finest saint who ever walked this earth, ignore him, if he hinders your sight of Jesus.” Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest.
Oh Father, may we be found looking off unto Jesus. May our life have an attitude of child-wonder.