For days, or weeks even, people have been asking, “What will you be on Hallowe’en? What will you dress up as?”I think there’s a more important question: “What will you be the day after Hallowe’en? Will you just go back to your regular clothes and your regular routine, with some extra sugar thrown in?”
Or, when you pack away the mask, could you let go of some of the other masks that you wear, the ones that hide your fear, or your anxiety, or even your faith in Jesus? Can you take the risk of being who you really are? Can you take the risk of sharing the concerns and dreams that fill your mind and heart? Beyond that, can you take the risk of listening for the dreams of God?
The Bible presents us with many images of God’s dreams for wholeness, compassion, and connection. In John 17 Jesus offers his prayers and dreams for the unity of all the believers in him. Years ago Twila Paris included the idea of God’s dreams in a song called “I Will Listen.”
Could it be that [God] is only waiting there to see
If I will learn to love the dreams
that He has dreamed for me?
Over the next few weeks, I pray that you will take some time to listen for those godly dreams as you pray, as you read the Bible, as you participate in Christian conversation. God’s idea for you life may be more than you imagined.
What will you be….in Jesus?
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6th – special guests will join us for worship, people who are in Alberta to attend are in Alberta to attend the North American Forum and Hearings on Poverty, Wealth and Ecology, organized by WCC and KAIROS, Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, Nov. 7-11 in Calgary.