Today’s Scripture Selection: Genesis 37:19-20

“’Here comes that dreamer!’ they said to each other.  ‘Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say a ferocious animal devoured him.  Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.’”

He was, according to scripture, Jacob’s (Israel’s) favorite son, because “he had been born to him in his old age…”

He was also a “dreamer” – and those dreams only added to his brother’s jealousy of him.

So they devised a devious plan – to be rid of their brother – and his dreams.

As it would turn out, much later, what happened to Joseph, his dreams, and how he handled them would prove to be the providential way God cared for both Joseph and his family, but that’s getting ahead of the story.

For now, it’s enough to remember that sometimes dreams are a wonderful way that God chooses to communicate with His children.

We are wise to be watchful, careful, discerning, open, and responsive to our dreams.

We are also wise to be discreet about the way we talk about them with others – even perhaps – our own family members.

Others may not understand your relationship with God but it is a wonderful thing to celebrate that our God desires relationship, a loving, open relationship with us.  God also desires to communicate His love and His purpose for us.

Who knows, He might even use a dream or two.

Are you listening?

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