With the whiff of “new” comes the consideration of a new dream, a new possibility, a new horizon. We have a fresh opportunity to come into a different understanding of what God’s dream in this next stretch of road might be. I love this poem that takes us into different images of what God’s dream might be for me. Maybe you will too.



I myself will dream a dream within you—

Good dreams come from me, you know—

My dreams seem impossible.

Not too practical,

Not for the cautious man or woman—

A little risky sometimes,

A trifle brash perhaps—

Some of my friends prefer

To rest more comfortably,

In sounder sleep,

With visionless eyes—

But, from those who share my dreams

I ask a little patience,

A little humor,

Some small courage,

And a listening heart—


I will do the rest —


Then they will risk

And wonder at their daring —

Run — and marvel at their speed —

Build — and stand in awe at the beauty of their building —


You will meet me often as you work —

In your companions, who share the risk —

In your friends, who believe in you enough

To lend their own dreams

Their own hands

Their own hearts

To your building —

In the people who will stand in your doorway,

Stay awhile,

And walk away knowing that they, too, can find a dream.


There will be sun-filled days,

And sometimes it will rain —

A little variety –

Both come from me.


So come now, be content

It is my dream you dream —

My house you build —

My caring you witness —

My love you share,

And this is the heart of the matter.


–Charles Pegu

 ACTION:  What catches your imagination in these words? What might God be dreaming for you?


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