Shimmering Dreams

The coastline and the waterline mark their territory.

Standing like stalwart trees are those immovable entities we abide as real.

Lost as autumnal leaves dropping in the lake are the hopes and dreams of what might have been.

And the gentle breeze pushing leaves and dreams underwater sets off a shimmering-glimmering reflection

of things that might have been.

What glories you hide in your bosom, Lady Lake.

Studies in Daniel – Chapter 2

The prophet Daniel

The prophet Daniel (Photo credit: Lawrence OP)

Daniel 2:25-30, 44-45

See also Mat 1:20; Acts 2:17; Heb. 1:1-2; Rev. 21:1-2; Prov. 16:33; Ps. 139:2;  2 Kings 19:27

DREAM

Divulgence in a dream – Though the message was gone like a fog, it was sent from God.

Rampage – The king asks, “If you cannot interpret the dream, what good are you?”

Entreaty – Daniel made prayer a priority and enlisted the prayers of others.

Answer – Brain wave theorists say the delta brain waves put us in touch with a deep and common thought pattern.  Daniel had a vision of the dream God sent.

Meaning – As Daniel relates the dream it gives reassurance for now to the king and for us             later.  The stone is the stone of stumbling that grows to into the church.

Exemplary story:  There is a passage in the writings of the poet Carlyle that I treasure.  It tells of a man who dreamed he walked in a field of flowers.  When he awakes he finds a lily upon his breast.