Do you ever pay attention to your dreams and the patterns they seem to reflect?
“When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him.” Matthew 1:24. God chose Joseph, the carpenter, to build up the Kingdom, asking him to take Mary for his wife, who was with child, to nurture and protect them through the sacred trials of their lives together. Joseph did not hesitate in fulfilling God’s calling with an open, obedient and trusting manner. As you follow this story, can you capture one of your most compelling dreams and perhaps relate it to mine?
Today, I awoke from a magnificent dream in which I was writing on an infinite scroll as long as the Amazon River, as if searching for my ancestors, when suddenly my dear grandmother appeared to me in radiant beauty and peace. I let her know how much I miss them all. She acknowledged my sentiments by saying, “when you finish writing all of your stories, then will I be waiting for you and we will all be together.”
I leapt out of bed like a swift gazelle, my feet barely touching the plush carpet, holy tears rolling down my cheeks for this divine dream which propelled me to start the day in awe and wonder on this special Saint Joseph’s feast day. God used Joseph to protect the Holy Family to bring forth the Messiah to the world. This new dream of mine gives me greater confidence in opening more my heart to writing yet untold stories.
In pondering your dreams, do you see where God is asking you to be flexible, obedient and everything that may be useful to God’s plan for your life? If your dreams come true, how would you react?
Eleanor Roosevelt said this:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
What dreams have stirred your heart to write about?….your Scribe for Love