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And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: (Acts 2:17)
I don’t dream much. Very rarely, if at all, do I have a dream. And when I do, I usually forget it by the time I’m getting ready for the day.
Others dream quite a bit, their dreams being replete with details, locations, persons, and other specific information. In some of the circles I run in, I often hear about the dreams that others have regarding events in “the last days”, about wars, impending doom, new Church operations, disasters and their locations, etc. While such dreams are meant for that person and his/her family alone, sometimes they are quite interesting to read if/when the person decides to share it.
I love the following quote by Dr. Jonas Salk:
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams.
And so last night, I decided to pray for more dreams. And last night, I had a dream.
It was… weird. I strongly doubt it had any revelatory principles or promptings contained therein, but it was a dream nonetheless. Let’s just say that it involved my friend Dan, myself, a stake president with a tazer gun and man boobs, some of his eager sons with pumping adrenaline, and my constant threats to have my attorney mother intervene on our behalf to “sue their pants off”.
I only mention the “man boobs” part on the Stake President because I remember calling him a her and being corrected.
Like I said, I’m not sure this dream had anything to do with anything.
Do you dream?