Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shark Dreams

Over the past few months I have had several dreams with the same recurring theme. That I am in the ocean and there are sharks swimming around beside me, not biting me, but i feel the pressure to get out of the water quickly. I usually pull myself onto a boat, or get to the shore just in time before the shark tries to bite. It's like when you're watching JAWS and you see the kids scrambling to get onto the boat and you see the Shark swimming towards them and they pull there feel out of the water just as the shark jumps up to get him. By the end of those scenes I have my feet pulled up on the couch and I am holding my breathe.... The end of my dreams leave me feeling the same way.
Last night I had another one. I was in the middle of the Ocean and Daniel was incapacitated somehow, so I was pulling him to a boat. I was holding his neck like lifeguards do if someone has a head injury. As i was swimming to the boat there was a shark bumping into Daniel. I kicked it to try and get it away from Him. I pushed Daniel onto the back of the boat and the shark came around and pushed against my legs. Then I pulled myself up into the boat with that "Just in Time" feeling.
While Daniel and I were driving to work this morning I told him about my dream, and how it was the 4th or 5th one I have had. I asked his opinion on why he thought I was having them or what he thought they meant. After talking for a little while Daniel said it reminds him of the the story of Daniel and the Lions Den. In Daniel 5:6 it says, " Then Daniel Said to the king, 'O king, live forever! My God sent his angel and shut the lions' mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm.'" Here comes the conundrum... I know that I am not perfect, but i also know that through Jesus I am found blameless in the eyes of God. I know that His blood will cover me. After I chose to follow Him it was up to me to continue on the path of Righteousness where He walks with me.
Now here is my next question, am I already in the Den or is the Den still to come? Is God saying that He is protecting me through this hard time, while I sit in a Den of Lions, or in my case Sharks. Or is he showing me that there are hard times to come and I am going to be in the Lions Den, but not to fear because He is protecting me? So many questions, so little time...
It is exciting to know that God is so heavily moving in my life. He makes me feel wanted. Funny how I can be finding love and comfort in God through a situation that can be very terrifying. I don't care if hard times are to come, because I know that my God loves me. He is showing me that He will provide and take care of me. Who could be more blessed then me?

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are very blessed, and God will always be there to help rescue your family from sharks. You have been worried that Daniel is drowning in work and you feel helpless. But your not, because you have God helping you pull him back into the boat, where you can keep him safe and comforted. Life IS the lions den. We have to conquer the fear daily, face down the jaws of the lion, and always focus on God's mercy and grace. Love you baby girl. Happy dreams!

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