Have you ever looked up what your dreams may mean? Psychologists, philosophers, priests, and more have long studied and thought about dreams as important. We can read into them and make them mean more than they actually do or, perhaps, they are kernels of truth. And, yet again, maybe it is a way God is working in and through your mind at rest.
We will see dreams play an important role in many portions of the Bible. Jospeh's interpretation of dreams is a gift from God as he correctly predicted the feast and then famine in the land of Egypt. We also see the day when his family bows down before him. A hint of Providence enacted and restored.
Our dreams occur when we sleep and they occur in the aspirational thoughts of our hearts. The work of such stories as Joseph and his brothers seems foreign and the stuff of myths. It is the stuff of stories and myths and yet our hopes and dreams make them true!
If your daily Scripture reading occurs at night, then maybe your dreams help you reflect on the readings. They may have also become rather strange! The dreams of our lives may have become reality or maybe they seem as distant as the stars.
Through the dreams of Joseph and the characters in Genesis, we saw a dream of reconciliation come true; a family reunited and nations saved. Through God all things are possible and our dreams may come true. It is through Christ that our full reconciliation with God occurs. Dreams do come true.
The Stuff of Dreams
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The Rev. William L. Packard
I am excited to read the Bible with you, not only for the knowledge and ability to say, "I've read the whole thing," but for the wonderful things that occur when Scripture is read intentionally each day.
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