The Dream

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The Dream

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The Dream

Written by Luz Leigh - 06 July 2007

This morning as I was working in my yard trimming some low hanging limbs, I was singing or humming some hymns. My musical talents are something to be desired, so I only sing when there is no one but the Lord and me listening. The words of "The Old Rugged Cross" brought to mind a dream I had last night. Seldom do I dream anymore, and if I do, I do not remember them. But, this dream caused me concern. I left my yard work and came to the computer. There was a need to share the message I received from the Lord.

In the dream I had died. Now, wait, don't leave me just because I mentioned death. It is a normal part of life; something we all must face, unless the Rapture occurs before we depart this earth.

Back to the dream. When I reached Heaven it was not what I was expecting Heaven to be like, but then this was just a dream. There on His throne was the Lord, our Heavenly Father. The look on His face was in many ways the look I had seen on my earthly daddy's face when I had done something to displease him ... a look of disappointment. Seated next to the Father was Jesus, our Savior. His physical features were much the same as I had expected, but He, too, had a sad look on His face. There were countless people gathered; all completely silent; all dressed in white robes of righteousness. It was then I glanced down and realized I was wearing a white robe, but my robe had blood stains on it. It was the blood of Jesus.

There next to where I was standing were two large objects that looked like chalkboards. On one was a list of my accomplishments while on earth. For a brief moment, I was tempted to feel good, but then my eyes turned to the second chalkboard. The list was much longer. There listed for all to see were the things I did not do; names of people I did not reach for the Lord. Some of you who are reading this will know that your name was there.

I looked back into the eyes of Jesus and saw tears. It was as if a curtain were pulled back and I could see clearly why the tears were there. He spoke to me so gently. "Do you know why My blood is splattered on your white robe? ," He asked me. Looking down, I saw the blood stains had now become pictures of all the people I failed to witness to. Oh, how my heart broke, for there were some very dear ones looking at me with a questioning look that I understood to be this: "If you knew Jesus, why did you not share Him with me?"

My Savior continued. "You had so many opportunities to share the Good News and you did use some of them. See the list of accomplishments? That list if far too short." What could I say? He was speaking TRUTH to me as I had never heard it before.

The dream ended.

Read with me the words of that dear old hymn which was penned by George Bennard in 1913, the very year my mother was born.

The Old Rugged Cross

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff'ring and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

Oh, that old rugged cross so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left his glory above,
To bear it to dark Calvary.

In the old rugged cross,
stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see;
For 'twas on that old cross
Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

To the old rugged cross
I will ever be true,
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He'll call me some day
to my home far away,
Where his glory forever I'll share.


So I'll cherish the old rugged cross,
Till my trophies at last I lay down;
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.

If you are reading this and have never accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, let me share some scriptures with you.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (King James Version of the Holy Bible)

The following verses are from The New International Version of the Holy Bible.

Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes;

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrated his own love to us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 10: 9, 11, 13 - 9 That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 11 For it is with the heart you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth you confess and are saved. 13 ... for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

There are many more wonderful verses in the Bible for us to study and share, but these from Romans are sometimes called "The Romans Road to Salvation." Apostle Paul wrote these words between A.D. 56 and 58 to the Christians living in Rome. They are just as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago.

My prayer is this: May the sharing of the Scriptures and my thoughts somehow touch your heart and bring salvation to you.

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