Dead Dreams Live!

Today we observe Good Friday, the day when Jesus gave his life for humanity. As a believer that is a high feeler, this day seems a little heavier than other days. Even knowing that in two short days we celebrate the Resurrection, Good Friday always feels weighty.

There are so many lessons God gave us through the life, death, and resurrection of our savior. Today I want to focus on the lesson of dead dreams.

During Jesus’ time here on earth, society was looking adamantly for a messiah. Jesus wasn’t the only one out there; many were claiming to be the messiah. This is why John sent his disciple to ask, “are you the one or should we keep looking for another?”

So imagine you were a follower of Jesus and you believed in what he taught. You believed so much that you gave up everything to follow him.

Have you ever had a dream that you had followed that passionately? You gave up everything; time, family relationships just to pursue this dream. You poured out every ounce of your being just for this dream. Only to see it die and there seemed to be no hope for its resurrection. This is what the disciples experienced on this day, the day of Jesus’ death. They didn’t have the luxury of hindsight we have. They had a whisper of promise that Jesus gave them, a whisper that his death would not be the end.

Which one of the followers do you identify with?

Peter, the one who got the revelation that Jesus was the Christ, the living Son of God? He denied Jesus during his death then went into hiding not able to face the death of his beloved friend. Probably asking himself, “Did I truly hear from God or was I mistaken in my trust that Jesus is the Savior?”

John, you loved your dream so much that you just hung around with anyone attached to that dream while it was dying. You gave solace to those standing with you watching the dream die.

The women, you couldn’t leave the dream. Even after its death you tended it and prepared it for its burial. You watched as this dream was placed in its tomb and you were completely separated from it. Never to touch, smell or feel its warmth again.

What must that Friday have been for them?

It really is true that it is the darkest right before the breaking of dawn.

What dreams in your life have you tried to keep alive only to watch them die? All hope is lost and you feel as if you have lost your bearings. Not knowing which way to go now.

Sometimes dreams have to die so that they can be resurrected. On this Good Friday, I want to share with you that your hope doesn’t lie in those dreams but in the dream maker himself. God is our source.

The hope of the disciples wasn’t in the temporal life of Jesus, but the eternal life of Christ.

Whatever it is in your life that seems dead, have hope that it can be resurrected. Let us not put our hope in this temporal life but in the eternal glory of God.

As I write this I think about dear friends that have lost children and I have no answer as to why this happened or how it can be resurrected, but God does.

Even on this Good Friday if life seems hopeless to you, we all have a hope that whatever has died in our lives can be resurrected. Maybe not in three days, but it will be. If we follow Him, He can and will move the stone that blocks us from our hope and our hope will break out and live again, just like Ezekiel prophesied to the dry bones that they would live again. God asked Ezekiel; “Can these dry bones live?” Ezekiel looked back to God and said; “only you know.”

Christianity is built on a relationship with the divine and in this relationship, we will see dry bones live, we will see dreams that have died come back to life. We will experience miracles, but just like Jesus prayed in the garden before he began his journey to Calvary we should pray, “not my will but yours be done oh lord.”

Believe that He has the best for our lives and that hope will break out of its grave on Resurrection Day!   So if your Good Friday today doesn’t seem so good, turn your eyes to our savior that conquered the enemies of this world and trust in Him.

Dead dreams can and will live!

Today we observe Good Friday, the day when Jesus gave his life for humanity. As a believer that is a high feeler, this day seems a little heavier than other days. Even knowing that in two short days we celebrate the Resurrection, Good Friday always feels weighty.

There are so many lessons God gave us through the life, death, and resurrection of our savior. Today I want to focus on the lesson of dead dreams.

During Jesus’ time here on earth, society was looking adamantly for a messiah. Jesus wasn’t the only one out there; many were claiming to be the messiah. This is why John sent his disciple to ask, “are you the one or should we keep looking for another?”

So imagine you were a follower of Jesus and you believed in what he taught. You believed so much that you gave up everything to follow him.

Have you ever had a dream that you had followed that passionately? You gave up everything; time, family relationships just to pursue this dream. You poured out every ounce of your being just for this dream. Only to see it die and there seemed to be no hope for its resurrection. This is what the disciples experienced on this day, the day of Jesus’ death. They didn’t have the luxury of hindsight we have. They had a whisper of promise that Jesus gave them, a whisper that his death would not be the end.

Which one of the followers do you identify with?

Peter, the one who got the revelation that Jesus was the Christ, the living Son of God? He denied Jesus during his death then went into hiding not able to face the death of his beloved friend. Probably asking himself, “Did I truly hear from God or was I mistaken in my trust that Jesus is the Savior?”

John, you loved your dream so much that you just hung around with anyone attached to that dream while it was dying. You gave solace to those standing with you watching the dream die.

The women, you couldn’t leave the dream. Even after its death you tended it and prepared it for its burial. You watched as this dream was placed in its tomb and you were completely separated from it. Never to touch, smell or feel its warmth again.

What must that Friday have been for them?

It really is true that it is the darkest right before the breaking of dawn.

What dreams in your life have you tried to keep alive only to watch them die? All hope is lost and you feel as if you have lost your bearings. Not knowing which way to go now.

Sometimes dreams have to die so that they can be resurrected. On this Good Friday, I want to share with you that your hope doesn’t lie in those dreams but in the dream maker himself. God is our source.

The hope of the disciples wasn’t in the temporal life of Jesus, but the eternal life of Christ.

Whatever it is in your life that seems dead, have hope that it can be resurrected. Let us not put our hope in this temporal life but in the eternal glory of God.

As I write this I think about dear friends that have lost children and I have no answer as to why this happened or how it can be resurrected, but God does.

Even on this Good Friday if life seems hopeless to you, we all have a hope that whatever has died in our lives can be resurrected. Maybe not in three days, but it will be. If we follow Him, He can and will move the stone that blocks us from our hope and our hope will break out and live again, just like Ezekiel prophesied to the dry bones that they would live again. God asked Ezekiel; “Can these dry bones live?” Ezekiel looked back to God and said; “only you know.”

Christianity is built on a relationship with the divine and in this relationship, we will see dry bones live, we will see dreams that have died come back to life. We will experience miracles, but just like Jesus prayed in the garden before he began his journey to Calvary we should pray, “not my will but yours be done oh lord.”

Believe that He has the best for our lives and that hope will break out of its grave on Resurrection Day!   So if your Good Friday today doesn’t seem so good, turn your eyes to our savior that conquered the enemies of this world and trust in Him.

Dead dreams can and will live!

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