GOD’s sovereign grace versus the serpent’s destructive ways

 

Dawn until morning yesterday, I dreamed of myself being surrounded by snakes at the house of my late grandfather. In my dream, I was trying to enter the house. There are two front doors facing the gate and one backdoor. The first front door is the entrance to the living room and the other one is for the dining room and kitchen. I was about to enter the door towards the dining room when one serpent, a thin and black approached me, blocking my way. I was waiting for it to leave so that I can enter the house, but it didn’t give me the chance. So, I hurried to enter the front door to the living room. On my surprise, there was a very huge snake crawling at the door. I  concluded, “When did they replace our dogs with these creepy creatures? Can these snakes bark so that we’ll be alarmed from thieves? How effective are they as guards?” These questions were nonsense when I found myself sour graping. I was about to give up thinking if I’ll insist to enter the house, I might end up dead. “Alright I gave up…”, I whispered. So I headed towards the gate when another serpent, a hairy and brown, was waiting for me. It seemed as if that creature won’t allow me to leave. The climax was me against 3 deadly snakes. Actually, they don’t looked aggressive; they’re defensive. But the thought prevails: they are  venomous. One wrong move must be a check-mate for me and I’ll be dead especially that I’m not professional at handling wild animals, not even at taming them.

Suddenly, my late grandfather appeared from nowhere. He hurriedly held my right hand and rescued me without saying a word. He’s trying to protect me from danger by leading me out of that compound. He escorted me through the gate. He never left me even while looking for a ride. He made sure I’m safe. Along the road while we’re walking to find a vehicle, one car almost hit me. My grandfather rushed on his aid. That was the first time I heard my grandfather’s voice in my dream when he told the driver, “Not yet, not until my grand daughter safely passed…” He was not angry, neither his voice. He’s just so loving and caring reminding the driver to look out so that no one will be harm. Finally, he held my hand again until we bid goodbye. He told the tricycle driver, “Take care of my grand daughter, bring her to her destination safe and sound.” And, I woke up from that dream.

I can’t interpret dreams myself with my own strength or with my own knowledge.  But after the holy spirit reveals me its mystery, I understood that was figurative. The snakes represent the people who are trying to harm me or do me no good. It is so sad to accept the fact that those people were my relatives.

 

God is so loving and caring when He let me see my grandfather again in that dream. It’s been months since he left us. He’s now resting in peace. Though it gave me confidence knowing that I’m loved, cared and well protected and that he is watching us. But what is it to be loved by an earthly relative compare to our heavenly father? Today, after our Sunday fellowship, God whispered in my ears and had touched my heart through His words in

Matthew 24:35; 1 Corinthians 1:26-27; Ephesians 1:10-11 and 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 which says:

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24:35) ;

26For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,…(1 Corinthians 1:26-27);

10with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him 11also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, (Ephesians 1:10-11)

30But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, 31so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.” (1 Corinthians 1:30-31)

God let all things happen through HIS SOVEREIGN GRACE so let us not question His ways. Let us wait on Him patiently. Many times, I’ve been selfish and impatient and many times God corrected me but I did not take notice. I pretended to be blind and deaf instead. But as history repeats itself, He won’t let our case unsettled. As just as He is, He let us learn through His perfect ways and timing. I’m so glad I have a great father!

For Him all glory and honor and praise!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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