A dream…

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The mountains before me were moving, the earth beneath my feet started caving in. I could hear the shaking of the rocks as they came apart,  big boulders falling down the huge mountain slope as the mountain also began to crumble. 

One moment the earth under me was caving in and another moment I felt my feet resting on a plain. I looked around me and the plain extended too far for my eyes to see the edges of it. I began to walk towards a path I could see on the plain. As I got to what looked like the end of the path, I looked down and realized the plain was some thousand meters above the former place that had begun to cave in under me earlier. As I continued to look around, the mountain that crumbled earlier had become the support for the plain I was now on.

I quickly jumped back in fear of falling off the plain as the depth beneath seemed very far off and I awoke in that fear thanking God it was just a dream, one that was surreal.

As I meditated on the dream and what it could mean,  a song entered into my heart.

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s tableland,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.

I want to live above the world,
Though Satan’s darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.

I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I’ll pray till heav’n I’ve found,
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

As the lyrics of the hymn left my lips in a gentle whisper, I knew every mountain and situation that felt like swallowing me up whole had become a stepping stone to a  higher ground for me. I could feel the smile of victory as it began to slowly spread across my face and the fear I awoke with gradually dissipated. And now, I am grateful it was not just a dream.

 

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