I Had a Dream

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I woke this morning from a dream that has stuck with me as the day has gone on. Here’s my dream, as I remember it.

This took place in America. I was in a huge ‘restaurant.’ It may have been a food court. My husband and I sat down with a friend. We all had our food in front of us. The friend said, “Let’s pray.” He stood up and began to pray the Lord’s Prayer in a loud voice. We quickly stood to our feet and joined him in praying. I looked up. All around the huge restaurant, many people were standing and joining us in the Lord’s Prayer. It was like a Flash Mob, but it had not been organized by any person, though I believe it was organized by the Holy Spirit.

That image of all those ‘random’ people standing together, praying a prayer all Christians know, has been coloring my day.

My heart is so heavy for my country right now. Our freedoms of speech and religion have been eroding for many years. But the attacks on those freedoms are not subtle any more. There is out-right attack on Christians in AMERICA! America, “The land of the free and the home of the brave!”

If Christians don’t stand together and use our freedoms, we will certainly lose them. Are we brave enough to stand up for what we believe? Will we stand together, no matter what ‘flavor’ of Christianity we are, and show that we are united for our freedoms of speech and religion? Will we pay the price to keep those Constitutionally protected freedoms?

I was encouraged as I looked at that crowd of average Americans. There are many more of us than there are of the loud, out of control liberals. They get all the press, but we have the power for change if we stand together, if we vote, if we keep letting our congressmen know what we expect from them. Most of all, if we unite in prayer!

Take a moment to consider:

  • Are you grieved by what is happening in our nation? Or are you getting numb because of the constant rhetoric of tolerance?
  • Are you grieved by what grieves God? Are you actively involved in praying for righteousness and justice?
  • Are you doing anything to inform or encourage our congress to make laws that uphold our constitutional freedoms?
  • If you have not been voting, will you become well enough informed to vote in the next elections?

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  1. Ray Yap

    Great article Diane and one that needs to be written and brought to the fore, especially with many of our churches.
    I grieve and my heart aches for my beloved adopted country. Have been grieving for the last ten years and grieving more daily. Heard this from Os Guinness on one of the radio shows the other day. Freedom of choice in a secularistic and atheistic society brings about a very different direction and endgame as compared to the ability to choose with virtue and morals, both of which requires faith.
    “Imagine leadership without character, business without ethics and science without human values—in short, freedom without virtue. Os Guinness argues that while the laws of the land may provide external restraints on behavior, freedom requires virtue, which in turn requires faith.” – Taken from A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future by Os Guinness. Copyright(c) 2012 by Os Guinness. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press PO Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515. http://www.ivpress.com.


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