Saturday, November 27th, 2021. 4:02 PM
The Lady in My Dream
It was the evening after Thanksgiving Day, a Friday; and I was so sleepy I had to take a nap or I’d be dragging myself around this apartment for several more hours before bed time. The nap only lasted about 25 minutes — which I appreciate – because if I slept for an hour or two then I wouldn’t be sleepy again until about 3:AM.
Well, I had a dream; and it went like this as best as I can remember it as I was waking up.
In the dream I was in my apartment reaching for the vacuum cleaner plug when it suddenly just went about 100 miles an hour out of the outlet and retracted all by itself like. So, I turned around and there was this beautiful young lady in the bedroom who had apparently pushed a button on the vacuum cleaner so that it just went into automatic and violent and powerful retraction mode. I can’t recall the exact words of our dialogue; but it went something like this.
Me: “You really didn’t have to do that, you know . . .”
She: “Why? What’s the matter?” she feigned.
Me: “It really shocked me! I wasn’t expecting that. You saw me reaching for it”
She: “Oh . . . it was nothing,” she feigned again.
Me: “Couldn’t you be more considerate?”
She: “OK. I apologize. I’ll try to be kinder next time,” she replied with a kind look. And our eyes met. And I really appreciated the look of sincerity in her words and eyes so much I felt like falling in love with her right there. But I understood that we just weren’t really there, yet. So, I had to stay calm and just be like we were only sharing an apartment and there was nothing else between us.
So, as I was reliving this short dream as I lay there waking up some songs also came to mind.
I Like Dreamin’ – Kenny Nolan – with lyrics
Bobby Darin – Dream Lover
Mannequin (1987) / Starship – Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (Music Video)
My very first job was working for my dad at his TV sales and service shop on Elm Street in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in the mid to late 1960s. Richer’s Radio & TV. Directly across the street was another shop: The House of Brides; and sometimes, through the windows of dad’s shop and through the windows of The House of Brides, I saw the mannequins being dressed up. That’s how I first saw “the figure of a woman” –even though they weren’t real, of course – and they had no personality and no heart and soul . . . still there is something about The Figure of a Woman. Glory be to God for giving woman such a glorious figure and such a pretty face and a voice that is feminine; and a grace that is so . . . well . . . gracious that — as I’m getting on in years — I’m beginning to wonder if the Shekinah Glory of God is right there in woman – in her presence — shining like a light emanating from her God-given heart and spirit and soul that He made out of Adam’s rib — so many years ago. Maybe that’s why a man needs a woman – God took a part out of man to make a woman for man; and so man has a sense of loss that only a woman can replace; so, unless she is by his side, he has a sense of missing something in his life without her.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’
“So God created man in his own image,
In the image of God he created him;
Male and female he created them.” -Genesis 1:26, 27. ESV Study Bible.
Holy, Holy, Holy – Audrey Assad
Be Thou My Vision – Audrey Assad
Abide With Me – Audrey Assad
Nat King Cole – When I Fall In Love (with lyrics)
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” -Revelation 21:1, 2. ESV Study Bible.
You Are Holy | Jesus Image Worship
August: “I know what you’re doing, April.”
April: “What am I doing, August?”
August: “You’re just ribbing me, aren’t you, April? It’s that time of the month and you’re just ribbing me. I know. I can see by the dawn’s early light, April. You’re in your pride. You think you can do whatever you please with me.”
April: “Can I do whatever I please with you, August Deepening Dawn, my love?”
August: “I don’t really know anything, April Light Shower. I don’t know if I can take whatever you please to do with me, April.”
April: “What does God say about that, August?”
August: “I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:12, 13. ESV Study Bible.
April: “We can do this, August – in the Name of Jesus, we can do this, August!”
August: “Do exactly what, April?”
April: “God will make it clear and plain to US what we may and ought and MUST do for him Who gave His All for US.”
We Can Do This
Through Christ Who Strengthens US who Believe in Him
God Bless America