Christmas Dreams

Dreams are a part of Christmas.  Clement Clark Moore recognized this in wonderful poem The Night before Christmas.  “The children were all nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.”  Their dreams keep them awake late Christmas Eve and wake them early on Christmas Day.

Joseph dreamed twice in the Christmas story according to the Bible.  People had long dreamed of the Advent of the Messiah.  As I’m think about this, I’m grateful for God’s dream of a family who recognize their need to be born again into His family.  A dream that brought Christ to us through the womb of a young virgin named Mary.  It wasn’t a dream, but the angel said, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.  So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God.”  Luke 1:35, NLT

Hard to believe?  Perhaps unless you believe that God is who he says he is and that nothing is impossible with him.  When her Aunt Elizabeth believed in her and Joseph believed in her the strength, encouragement and confidence must have surely sustained her.

Who have you recently sat down with, looked them in the eyes, laid your hand on their shoulder and said, I believe in your dream?  I believe in God who is working through you.  I see so much potential in you.  Perhaps you can be the encourager to someone who once had visions and dreams dancing in their heads to dream again this Christmas!

Who can you call and encourage?  Who could you write a note or email to this week?  Who has shared their dream with you?  Who can encourage you in your dreams?

Peace and Joy!

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