MY VIVID FOREVER DREAM
In August of 1975 I had a very special dream.
It was such a vivid dream that I can remember the details like it was last night.
In my dream I was hanging from a sheer cliff in a basket,
much like the basket of the men of Tibet pictured here:
This cliff was so shear and so high that you could not see the bottom
of the cliff from the basket.
There were many others also hanging in their individual baskets
at different levels on the face of the cliff.
Some were above me and many were below.
Each basket, hung from three long braided ropes at the rim,
was attached to a strong iron nail placed deep into the face of the cliff.
The sun was shining in a clear blue sky.
The baskets were swaying gently in the soft breeze.
IT WAS A PERFECT DAY…
Slowly but steadily the breeze increased until the baskets began to bounce against the sheer rock.
Within minutes the breeze turned into a strong wind.
Soon my basket was slamming against the cliff violently.
One rope gave way, leaving only two to hold me in place.
I looked down as the basket tipped slightly and all I could see were clouds below
as if I was miles above any ground.
Then the second rope snapped.
My basket tipped sideways, then completely upside down
and I began to free-fall at an ever-increasing speed.
Intense fear gripped me.
I was sure to die.
There would be no rescue for me.
As I was falling at lightening speed a huge bird swooped underneath me and caught me on His wings.
I felt the incredible power of His strong wings lift me up against the wind
on to a steady course.
I held on to Him with all my might.
He began to speak to me. As He spoke I knew that this was the Lord.
His voice was gentle but strong.
Just the sound of His voice gave me peace.
We began to fly around the world.
The strong wind was now replaced by a warm gentle breeze.
He showed me many places and cities around the earth.
He was so proud to show me his wonderful creation.
All created for mankind.
The beautiful green valleys,
the massive azure seas,
the stark desert places,
His beloved animal kingdom.
All something he loved so dearly.
As the full moon began to rise over a hill, there was a silence and peace like no other.
By the time we got to Bangkok it was night and you could see the beautiful sparkling lights below.
The beauty was breathtaking.
We continued through the night visiting many places and seeing the vastness of this beautiful planet.
By daybreak we had made full circle back to my home.
It was time for Him to leave me in my place on this earth.
Only stillness and peace now.
Rescued from sure death, all fear had gone.
His strength had become mine. His peace was now my peace.
All was well now.
No need to question or explain.
It was understood.
Within one week of this dream
on Sunday, August 31, 1975 at 10:30 p.m.
I accepted Jesus Christ as
Lord and Saviour and started on this incredible journey.
It continues to be breathtaking.