A Symbol in a Dream
Kathy—I learned some surprising things on my first search for the meaning of a symbol. 1) My first surprise was how God answered my specific questions and then offered to confirm those discoveries. 2) When I look back now, I’m also shocked that I could hear Him because I was nervous about asking. 3) Another surprise was that He directed me to an Encyclopedia instead of the Bible or an obvious Christian source. 4) Another surprise was how one symbol discovery could open so many dreams. These were things I discovered back in my twenties because I’d gotten a call out of the blue from a lady I didn’t know well. She called to ask me if I interpreted dreams and I was stunned. I had prayed to be able to interpret dreams since childhood, but to that point, I could count the dreams I had interpreted on one finger! So, I hesitated and stuttered, “I think I can, but how did you know?” She said she knew because the Lord told her to call me. Well, that phone call was both confirming and scary. It was my first step toward committing to follow through with the task of understanding symbolism and interpreting dreams.