I am a dreamer.
I love to conceive hypothetical scenarios, and mentally develop them.
Many times I have invested considerable time thinking about something new, that may go from a business possibility, to a new product that has not been invented. I like to think about trips to different places, or an improvement we could do to our house.
These thoughts particularly come to me when I am driving and I am by myself.
It does not bother me, if a particular dream is very unlikely to be materialized. The process of dreaming satisfies me.
Liz, on the other hand, is different. She also likes to dream, but only if it is associated with something we are planning to really put in place. For her dreams should be soon transformed into projects, otherwise it becomes quite frustrating.
She loves to dream about things that she knows we can do. Those are OK, because they don’t cause disappointment.
If she thinks about a fun trip to make, she will start thinking how do we accomplish that, when, and how to prepare for it.
This difference works well, because when I dream, she keeps me from doing something stupid. I can still dream, but she protects us from a crazy idea that could have real bad consequences.
There is one dream that we agree to have: we love to think about Heaven. How it is going to be when one day we meet our Lord.
We think about getting to His presence, bowing our knees, and placing our crowns at His feet.
We dream about meeting people we have only heard of… Knowing mysteries that have intrigued us… Worshiping the God that created us…
We will have glorified bodies. Maybe we will be able to fly… I don’t know.
The reason Liz and I can both agree on this one is because we know it is going to happen.
It is not if, it is when. And we long for it.
There is a word that appears just once in the Bible (I Cor. 16:22): Maranatha! and it expresses our desire to be with the Lord. Its best translation is “Come, O Lord!”. We sometimes use it to remind each other to dream about Heaven.
Are you a dreamer?