Tuesday, February 23, 2016

When Times are Hard, Have Faith (What's Your Dream?)

What must Mary have thought when an angel appeared to her in a dream, and told her she would bear  the baby Jesus?

How many of her friends and family must have doubted, or struggled to believe? How many times did she doubt or struggle to believe, knowing that her life and her son's life would change history?

When we see a saint become a saint, it rings Heaven's bells, and proclaims that there is a truth higher than the very scientific, black and white world we live in.

But when history causes a cataclysmic transformation, we inherit a new world.

Do you think Jesus will return soon? A few of the people I respect most believe that he is coming soon. There is a popular song on the  Christian radio station, and the refrain repeats: "Jesus is coming soon." A recent choir performance at a local church brought to music these words from Isaiah 11:6: "The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them." The evening was titled "The Dream Isaiah Saw,"  with a beautiful illustration on the cover of the bulletin.

We should celebrate, and we should believe, and as always, we should keep our faith and hope, as always, tempered with the words of Scripture.

Have faith! Believe that the Son of Man and the Son of God is coming to redeem this world from sin. We don't understand everything, but we can trust in the Holy of Holies, even when it's hard to trust and difficult to believe! It is then, my friends, that we should trust even more, even harder.
Do you see that Door of Mercy opening? :-D~

Remember that movie that came out a few years back Heaven is For Real? If you haven't seen it, go see it! Or watch a trailer:



Based on many of the concepts in that movie, today I want to ask you a question.What's your dream? If I were a child, I would say The Polar Express coming true! Wow! Can you imagine boarding a train to the North Pole, and upon arriving, meeting St. Nicholas in his toy workshop? What faith, to imagine such a thing!

Because I'm an adult, I can say I have so many dreams! Perhaps going back in time, and meeting the group of writers known as "The Inklings," and sitting down to a stein or cup of tea and a good conversation at The Eagle and Child pub in Great Britain.

The question I want you to answer (on your blog) is: What is your dream? It could be anything-- soar through outer space. Live in my favorite movie. Move to Mars. Meet Thomas Jefferson. Leave a comment, or add a link to your own blogpost or instagram. Start a new blog if you have to. It's easy! Join the conversation on Facebook!

However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him—

What is it?   I really and truly want to know! I want to see your dream come alive! It could be anything great; the only rule is: just be honest!

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