- A dream
I pick my best dress out; a lovely light blue colored chiffon dress. It is fits perfectly. I wear white sandals; I wear perfume as well, a light fresh fragrance. My outfit is just perfect and so is the weather. My heart skips a beat as I think of Him, I hope I don’t miss a step while dancing with Him! I shudder at the very thought. I have been practicing and we are meeting down at the beach to watch the sunset and to dance. I am excited, off I go.
There is a bounce in my step, I am in love. There is warm breeze blowing, then, I see Him, He is walking towards me. He smiles, I smile, our eyes lock everything around me seems to disappear and He is all I see. “Thank you for coming,” I say nervously as we embrace. I am lost in His perfect love and all fear leaves. He smiles looks at me, No need for words. I am safe, we begin to dance. I start laughing because I am having so much fun, He laughs with me and everything is just perfect. He is perfect.
Then tears fill my eyes as I remember how much I longed for this kind of perfect love, how much I had searched for security and love. I miss a step! He holds me, “I love you.” He says. Tears stream down my face, I cannot stop crying. We sit down together and watch the sun set. He holds me. “You are safe, I found you and you are loved now.” He says, “There are others hurting just as you were.” I take a deep breath, “I know, they need you.” With a look of determination on His face He says, “I will get them out tell then I can get them out!”
Amen and Amen!
Jesus needs boots on the ground, not so much to fight but to declare that the battle has been won. He needs us to spread the message that this is the year of the Lord. He has come to set the captives free! His mission still remains His first public statement,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.”
©2017 Catherine Maina
Mark 2:16-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that He was eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they said to His disciples, “Why is He eating and drinking with tax collectors and sinners?” And hearing this, Jesus *said to them, “It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”