In Others’ Words: Where Dreams May Go
Last night, I held a dream come true in my hands.
My son Josh received the first copies of his debut fantasy novel, Forge of Ashes — a long-awaited dream, now a reality. Holding his book in my hands was every bit as wonderful as the moment I held my debut novel in my hands — possibly even more exciting. There’s something about seeing your child’s dream come true that is both exhilarating … and indescribable.
There’s a lot to be said about dreams. The necessity of them. The perseverance demanded by the pursuit of them. And the cost exacted by them too.
But the one thing I would say about dreams is this: To be fully alive, we must dream — and therefore, we are wise to guard our dreams.
This life we live is a dream-stealer. Circumstances … trials … disappointments … all of these experiences seem to demand that we offer our dreams up on the altar of defeat. Why go on dreaming when what we long for remains just beyond our grasp, or worse, seems to move farther and farther away?
Because God made us to dream. God made us as a reflection of Himself … and He dreamed big when he made us in His image and decided we were worth loving with an everlasting, sacrificial love. He dreamed big when He decided we were worth all He had to give — Himself — and never abandoned the dream of reconciliation, no matter the years and years of rebellion.
If God can dream like that … so can I. Can you?
In Your Words: What are you dreaming today? And whose dream are you cheering on?
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