Two days ago, I had a dream.
a. I was swimming skillfully in deep-blue, crystal clear water in the sea. It was a wonderful experience.
b. Another scene: I saw a footbridge (overpass). I climbed onto it. As I step on the first stair, I saw a vision. I pictured out the scene that as I reach the top, to walk on the bridge, I could only see clearly the beginning and the end of the bridge. The middle part was unclear and even invisible due to the bright light.
Yet, after seeing the vision. It did not frighten me nor discourage me to continue climbing up the stairs until I reached the entrance of the bridge. I was thinking that I had no choice because there’s no other way to reach the opposite direction, since it’s safer than crossing the deadly road.
To reiterate, I was courageous to cross it. I started the journey even though I didn’t see the middle part…it’s seemed I was in heaven, I could touch the clouds. The bright light was blinding. Yet slowly but surely, I made sure to feel the edges of the bridge and slid the soles of my feet on the floor of the bridge. It took longer than I expected. The journey was long and challenging because only clouds and smokes approaching, seemed kissing your face as you’re heading towards the end.
Finally, I was able to see the end of it. I was relieved. Good thing, I tried.
What if I didn’t try?
WISDOM: The process, the steps to the finish line might be vague. It’s unpredictable, yet we are not afraid to move our feet, to start walking for us to experience the thrill of the journey, because we know and are confident that we could see the end of our goal, the finish line is clearer than the starting line.
We might be blind in the middle of our walk; we can’t see what’s in there, but as long as we hold on firmly to the bridge (our Lord Jesus), we’ll be strengthen to continue walking not realizing we already finish the race.
Apostle Paul said, “Finish the race, fight the good fight of faith… “
PLEASE READ: 1 Corinthians 9: 24 – 27
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours!
25 Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither].
26 Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing].
27 But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].
To God be the glory!