Today’s Word: ‘DREAM’ as in… we get to be Big Dreamers. So dream on!
Each month I gather with a group of parents preparing to celebrate the sacrament of baptism for their kiddos; the gift of God calling, naming, claiming, and surrounding them in love. These moms and dads have hopes and dreams for their mostly brand-new bundles of pure grace and joy that they hold so closely in their arms and so deeply in their hearts. They are joy-filled—every one of them as they hope for the “Dream of God” to be realized – unleashed – in and through their children.
During a recent gathering, I was nearly overwhelmed with the sheer sense of potential impact and transformation that any or even all of these children could have on the planet. “Following the example of Christ and empowered by God’s Holy Spirit,” these children could be the agents of hope and change, grace and newness of life that is borne out of the “Dream of God” among us.
Any one or all of them could be the ones through whom the “Dream of God” for a world at peace, the “Dream of God” for a planet free from the pain of brokenness of every kind, the “Dream of God” for the restoration of all things could finally come true.
Any one or all of them could be the ones through whom the “Dream-of-God” that brings peace out of war, love out of hate, trust out of fear, hope out of despair, truth out of falsehood, health out of sickness, wholeness out of brokenness, and even life out of death could become a reality.
It’s a big dream. And we get to be Big Dreamers.