“Oh, no! I can’t believe I forgot my pants!”
“The purple monster is going to eat me.”
Yeah, they’re not all that unrealistic, but sometimes they give us clarity and sometimes they enable us to laugh at ourselves. And then other times, they wake us in a cold sweat shaking and shivering. Then other nights, they make no sense at all.
This morning I woke to my hubby breaking out in a cold sweat. He’s usually a dreamless sleeper, so I was curious to see what he had to say.
“Whew, I’m glad that was only a dream. The cows were out and I couldn’t get them back in. They were all the way in the next county and got all mixed up with another herd. It was a nightmare.”
Are you giggling behind your hand yet? Only a farmer, right?
I can’t laugh too hard because all of my dreams this week have been about burning dinners and not having enough food. Shudder.
So what do dreams mean? Anything?
During Bible times, dreams were used to forecast the future. I’ve been reading Genesis and just got to the part about Joseph and his dreams.
Remember his dream about the sun, moon and stars bowing down to him? Genesis 37
Then he dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and said, “Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me.”
Sure enough, it did mean something. Aside from the fact that it made his brothers and father angry with him, it came true many years later when his brothers came to buy food in Egypt. (If you haven’t read the story of Joseph, I would encourage you to do so. It’s a very fascinating story.)
God used a dream to warn Joseph, husband to Mary to flee to Egypt to protect Jesus from Herod’s clutches.
Let’s talk about this for a little while.