I’ve been away the last couple of weeks at a conference. It was a very busy time, stressful, exciting but also with a tragedy which brought home the frailty of life. One morning as we talked in a small group a friend, Jeremy, said to us, “Jesus has dreams for us.” It was a bit unusual until I began to turn it over in my mind. Then it became exciting.
Jesus has dreams for us. I think that is absolutely correct. He knows what we can be if we allow the Holy Spirit to truly lead us every day, to empower us and to help us be strong and keep us from falling into sin. Jesus has dreams for us because God alone truly knows what we can become. Jesus has dreams for us and they are incredible dreams of what we can be. He always wants the very best for us.
As parents we have dreams for what we would like to see our children become. We do all we can to help them grow and mature and become good, balanced adults. We tell them how they can know Jesus as their Saviour and grow in Him. We may have dreams about what they will do in life, which university they might attend or in which sport they may excel. We have dreams for our children because we love them and want the best for them. Jesus loves us more than any parent can love their own child. He gave His life for us. He is the one who really knows what we can become, so truly we know, “Jesus has dreams for us.” If we walk closely with our Saviour those dreams can become reality.