Uwe’s Dream

Originally written December 29. 2014

Some of you may remember about this time last year, my husband Uwe fell seriously ill with two separate flu strains and had to be hospitalized, where he came very close to death. It was during that time the Lord took him by the hand in the sweetest way, and began to speak reassurances to him about his life. Though Uwe considers it highly personal and hasn’t really spoken about it a lot, one thing he has shared with me often of that time is a dream he had. Some may call it a vision; others may tease and call it too much medication. Either way you go, my spirit quickens within me when he speaks of it and I find it incredibly beautiful.

As Uwe was laying in the hospital with the chaos and noise of nurses, tubes, and general medical “hubbub”, he began to dream. In his dream he felt as if he were floating and moving towards that famous bright light we all hear about. As he continued to move, all became silent. Then he found himself walking through a field of sorts, by a stream. The leaves were rustling and the water was bubbling, but he noticed it was much more than that. As he listened, it became evident that it wasn’t the noise they usually make. Every flower, every blade of grass, every rock; literally every thing from the heavens above in this place was giving praise to God. He said it was like the song of the soul, from dandelion to dandelion and rock to rock – all different. Like an acoustic resonator (or tuning fork) that vibrates a specific pitch, everything was vibrating in songs of praise. He noticed, too, that the light changed into colors on a spectrum that he had never before seen, and each color had its own song as well. Like Bach who wrote in multiple layers or dimensions, each by itself may sound chaotic, but all together brings structure and melody. It was as if all nature was a choir to the Glory of God. Uwe felt like he had been deaf all his life, and at the same time was saddened and ashamed at the thought that every day he could have been part of it but was not always.

This morning as I was reading, Uwe’s dream only reinforced how we all constantly make the choice whether or not to join into that song. I say constantly because, even though we may have already made the decision to believe in Christ as Savior, now we make the daily (sometimes moment by moment) decision to be in tune with Him.

Earlier on Facebook I posted an excerpt from Oswald Chambers daily devotional “My Utmost for His Highest” that I thought went along with this perception:

“From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him.” -John 6:66

“If there is one standard (truth) in the New Testament revealed by the light of God and you do not come up to it, and do not feel inclined to come up to it, that is the beginning of backsliding, because it means your conscience does not answer to the truth. You can never be the same after the unveiling of a truth. That moment marks you for going on as a more true disciple of Jesus Christ or for the going back as a deserter.” – Oswald Chambers

I am discovering that as I will to make that choice, not only does it get easier to walk in the light, but the Master begins to resonate in me and my whole being brings forth praise! I become part of the song! Here are a few more scriptures for thought…

Psalms 69:34 Let heaven and earth praise Him, The seas and everything that moves in them.

Psalms 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!

Psalms 19:1-2 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge.

Luke 19: 37-40 As soon as He was approaching, near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the miracles which they had seen, shouting: “BLESSED IS THE KING WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.” But Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!”

My 2015 challenge to my readers is to not let the opportunity slip by you to be part of the song. I pray this year brings each of us closer to God than we have ever been before. Take care, my friends. The journey is an exciting one!


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