My kids started their first day back to school today. They were all smiles and excited for their new start to the school year. We are going to pick them up soon and go the hospital.
Today is my mom’s surgery. So far, everything is going fine.
Last night, I had a dream. We were at the beach, in the house we used to stay at as children. We were all older. I dropped my cell phone, and the battery fell out between the open stairs, under the building. I was going to go out and get it, when my dad stopped me, as I walking out the door. He talked to me. He looked younger and thinner, than when he passed away five years ago. He had a dress shirt and white tie, with stripes. Then, I woke up.
The bible has many cases of angels speaking to people in dreams. An angel spoke to Joseph in a dream, telling him to take the child and his mother to the land of Israel. God can do anything. It always amazes me, that God chooses to speak to his children in dreams. And, we have to follow the instructions to do God’s will.
The Return to Nazareth
After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.”
So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.
–Matthew 2:19-23 (NIV)
Today, I pray that God helps us through this day. I pray that God gives us comfort, strength and courage to face whatever today holds.