How many of us as kids, or even now as adults, are told to quit daydreaming? Focus on what you are doing? Focus on the task in front of you? Don’t get your head stuck in the clouds? While there is something to be said for being practical and focused, we never need to stop dreaming. Listen to what Peter preaches on Pentecost, as found in Acts 2: 14-17:
While there is something to be said for being practical and focused, we never need to stop dreaming. Listen to what Peter preaches on Pentecost, as found in Acts 2: 14-17:
14 But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. 15 Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: 17 ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.
Peter is quoting from Joel, when God’s spirit comes, everyone will dream. Sons and daughters. Young and all. It continues later in this passage, slave and free. God’s spirit will unfold upon everyone. We will dream and imagine what can be.
One of the worst things that can ever happen in our lives is that we stop dreaming. We stop believing in what can be. We get stuck where we are, forgetting that things can get better. That things can change. That there are better things ahead.
How many of us today have forgotten that? How many of us today have forgotten how to dream? Have forgotten that things can get better? That there is always hope for the future, hope for what is to come?
I think one of the worst things that the devil can do is to get us to stop dreaming.
Today, are you dreaming? Are you thinking about what can be? Are you hopeful for the future, for God’s guiding hand?
Today, do you still dream?
God’s spirit will call us to dream. Today, and each day, may we dream about what, through God’s spirit, can be.