Jesus promised His followers that when he ascended the Holy Spirit would come and indwell each of us. He said the Holy Spirit would bring things to our memory. This is recorded in John 14:26. Sometimes that happens in our sleep, in dreams. I’m always especially sensitive to my dreams. In Scripture God often used dreams to communicate with people. Sometimes it’s clear to me that God is communicating a warning to me in my sleep. Other times I have dreams that comfort or encourage me. I have often had whole messages–sermons come to me in a dream. Other times I can make absolutely no sense whatever of my dreams.
Last night I dreamed that I was back at Moody. We were singing “Great is Thy Faithfulness” like we often did at Moody. I had an overwhelming sense of the goodness of God and his faithful provision. I just lifted my voice with the other students and I sang with all my heart. “All….. I…… have…. needed, Thy hand has provided…. Great…. is…. Thy…. faithfulness, Lord unto me….”
When I was a student years ago at Moody and I sang that beautiful song, I had no idea how true it would be for me. Provision was a major area of concern for me when I was a student and it has been a major area of concern for me all through my life, but I can sing now with greater joy and conviction than I did then, “All I have needed Thy hand has provided. Great is Thy faithfulness Lord, unto me.”