I wanted to write this down as quickly as I could so overlook grammatical errors.
I just woke up from a dream with a big smile on my face. This doesn’t happen often but it was one of those “sweet” dreams that happen only every now and then. Real quick, to preface everything, I do not worship mere man but if I had one man I could say that is my idol it would be Billy Graham. I have read everything he has written (I think) and he was a huge influence on me when I was younger. I can tell you exactly where I was the first book I read of his, “Peace With God.” I was staying at my Aunt Bobbie’s and Uncle Ray’s house on Lake Murray. I can say that I usually don’t think of dreams having meaning. I have one that I thought did. Well, I know did. It was a healing dream about my father. I also know that I am going fishing today so that may have had something to do with it. Here’s the dream.
I was in Montreat NC. and I was walking around the town by myself. My family was there somewhere, including my daughters. I look over at a stop light and in the passenger seat of an open windowed car I realized there was Billy Graham. I said “Hey Dr. Graham!” “He looked over and said “Hello” and asked “What was I doing this fine day?!” I said, “going fishing!” He said “Catch a winner!” Then drove away.
Later in the day I was in a hallway of a nice restaurant with my folks and appears Billy and Ruth Graham. (I know Ruth passed away in 2007 but it’s a dream) Anyway, they walked up to me and Dr. Graham asked if he could buy some fish from me. I stopped and introduced my parents to Dr. and Mrs. Graham and I smiled at him and said it would be an honor to GIVE him some fish. He finally agreed and I asked did he still live at his place in Montreat and he said “yes.” Mrs. Graham gave me some directions and gave me their number. They were gonna have a little dinner that night for Dr. Graham’s birthday and he told my Mom he would like a dance with her “just 20 steps only.” Mom, kinda laughed and saying she couldn’t dance and I just whispered to her “Mom, it’s Billy Graham. (she’s always shy about things like this) Anyway, they left and I’m thinking, “Wow, I really have to go catch some fish!!” (True dream that happened less than 30 minutes ago) I could feel the smile on my face as I woke up.
So, let’s go catch some fish if it doesn’t rain. Have a great day.
(15 minutes later) Maybe God, via Billy Graham, via fishing, via my dream, was metaphorically speaking and saying, “Go catch some fish.” (Let folks know about Christ) I REALLY need to start accepting some responsibility and be a better person. Then again, I need Christ to do that. A cool concept when you really dig into it. Life. Amazing