Our church is planning a 25th Anniversary party next month. I’ve been a part of this church family for nearly 11 years. Last night, I had this interesting dream about the upcoming celebration. I know that in reality next month’s event wont be anything like my dream but it’s interesting where dreams take you.
In my dream, when I arrived at the celebration, I walked into the auditorium and stretched across the front of the room where the stage normally sits was a huge deli counter instead. The sandwich makers were busy preparing food for the guests. There were some round tables set up in the front half of the room next to the counter. Some people were already sitting at these tables and talking.
In the back half of the room were several rows of chairs facing backwards and looking at a big screen which had been hung on the back wall. I was invited by one lady to take a seat between her and another familiar face. The lady who invited me to sit next to her has been a part of our church for almost as long as the church has been in existence. And the other lady, was one who I met the first few months I starting attending the church years ago. We were in a small group together. She and her family (a Coast Guard family) have long since moved away to another location.
We watched something on the screen for a time, sung some songs together, and then at one point during the program the words I Am Not Alone appeared on the screen. Our host for the evening instructed us, if we wanted, to take turns saying those words out loud. All around the room, I could hear voices taking turns repeating the phrase out loud… I Am Not Alone.
As I sat listening to the words being spoken over and over, my heart rejoiced, my eyes teared up, and my bottom lip started to quiver.
I then woke up from the dream and the strong emotions I was feeling in my dream were still present.
I Am Not Alone.
I don’t know how those words impact you. But, they mean so much to me. I remember a time in my life when I felt lonely…I was in the midst of a season filled with uncertainty. But, the one thing I knew with total certainty was that I would never be alone again. Having Christ in my life has brought incomprehensible comfort and peace. He has sustained me through the darkest valleys and He has rejoiced with me on the mountains.
I Am Not Alone. And I am so thankful for that.