I Am Not Alone

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.

10 thoughts on “I Am Not Alone

  1. bill (cycleguy)

    No one sitting in a church fellowship should ever feel alone. Never! They should always feel a part of someone’s life. I realize that is a perfect world but it is still true. Good point Eileen. Would that you dream was true.

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  2. Karen

    Eileen… what a great post!!! thank you for reminding us that we are never alone.. I love this blog entry tonight…. and again thank you for checking out my blog as well.. again we are NOT alone 🙂

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    1. Eileen Post author

      Hi, Karen. Glad it encouraged you! So thankful we can cling to the truth and promise that He never leaves us.

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  3. Jennifer Wilson

    Hi Eileen! This is one hum-dinger of a dream you had here….and as vivid as it seems, it’s one of those dreams that God has gifted to you with a message. After reading “Hungry for God” with the ladies, I believe that God does still speak through dreams and this one shouldn’t be ignored. I believe that there is significance to each item that you mentioned in your dream. I’m by far, not a dream interpreter, but there were a few things that stuck out to me like flashing neon lights as you described your dream.

    Huge Deli Counter: God is feeding His people a feast. Not just any old feast…. deli sandwiches are fresh food. And they are built in layers. God is preparing a feast for us….stacks upon heaping stacks of freshness to nourish us, body and spirit. Oh my gosh, I can’t wait!

    People already seated and talking: Some of God’s people are ready to partake in this feast. They are probably hungry. The fact that the tables were circular represents eternity.

    Chairs facing backwards: This represents the past…you and your friends that you sat with were pondering the past…the words You Are Not Alone coming up on the screen…God showing you how He has carried you, and others, through the past, knit us together, gave us bonds of friendship, fellowship and shown us that indeed, we are not alone. And in the future, we shall never be alone.

    This dream brings me unbelievable peace, Eileen. Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

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