A strange and upsetting dream a few nights ago. I drifted in and out of sleep but the storyline continued in multiple dreams. It was upsetting, but my thought then and now is that I need to share this scene: A newborn baby was found forgotten, sitting up on a table wrapped just as if ready to go into the nursery but forgotten – and apparently a mother who went into a medical crisis I understood in this dream so she was not aware of this baby, her baby, sat unnoticed. I called out to the people in the room but they were clueless to the situation. In multiple cross-over dreams the baby kept getting smaller and smaller with no nourishment. I don’t know why I didn’t have a solution as in an awakened state it is clear to simply pick up the baby and feed it, and yet how I didn’t get solutions from people in the dream let alone make it better myself. I can’t say that I am surprised to this intense processing as I feel dreams are dealing with our brokenness in our broken world, God’s way to sort mixed up jumbles. But this particular dream was VERY upsetting. And yet with each wake up I thought I the Lord is trying to send me a warning or a healing – trying to re-open a wound not properly healed but scarred over, re-open so that He can repair it. Yes, some wounds are not going to heal completely until we get to Heaven – this world can NOT heal, only gloss over some of our deepest pain and regrets – THIS world cannot undo confusion that it alone is responsible for.
This is why TODAY I will conjecture how God must have all the babies in Heaven with Him – those who are born but lost and yes those lost before even being born. The aches of friends losing their children ache me, I can’t imagine the parents’ pain. I send love and hope and truth that the Lord HOLDS these babies dear and these parents (and we) will get to meet them again in Heaven’s Glorious Reunion. I add hope to many people’s unknowns, unspokens, unhealed moments. I pray the Lord to remind folks that He will wipe every tear.
Jesus taught both that He was the fulfillment of the scriptures and that He was the door to Heaven. He as Light, He as the Word has opened up Himself for us to enter in. “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” (Matthew 18)
Jesus welcomes our babies and Jesus is trustworthy, as little children trust and love from their natural place in life, we must be like children realizing that we are nourished to trust in truth. God wants us to never cause babies to fall, children to stumble, “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”
Nor does God want grown-ups to go cold. Whomever returns to childlike trust IN HIM will enter HEAVEN, which is and must be the ultimate PLACE OF LOVE, TRUST, LIGHT, JOY AND PEACE.
And Homecomings – think of the people we will meet…. Perhaps Jesus will carry them directly to us and place them into our arms as we enter HIS.
PS – My alternative otherwise thought about that dream is that every time the baby theme appeared in my dream, and that baby got smaller because I or no one nourished it, the baby represented a spiritual baby of an idea that I was supposed to write about but was slipping away because I did not act. Especially since I remember that the last moment I saw that actual baby in the dream it was as tiny as half the size of my hand and when I went to tap on the baby, it was just an image on my cellphone and the battery went out. YEAH! No one realized the baby or the idea but me and I felt the slip away, It is true, baby ideas slip away when not nourished. Where do they go? I don’t know but BLESSEDLY more come. Keep the faith and the faith will keep you – double Amen.
Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
He Lord doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
The Lord lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.