Envy the Dreamer

I envy those who dream

Of angels and visions
Of Christ from his heavenly perch speaking
Of love and justice and an imminent return yet

I have no such nighttime apotheosis

Of God’s revelation
Of His certainty for me or
Of His plans for things eternal so

I wish I had the same divination

Of where He is leading me or
Of what He would tell me
Of how I could best please Him but

I settle instead upon what is grounded in now

Of what I see while awake and only
Of the moment I can touch and what I can perceive
Of those whom He places into my cognizance and

I pray now is a suitable time for my redemption

7 thoughts on “Envy the Dreamer

    1. Sure I could accept the mission and if I was a rapper I could make up a word and end it with -eosis and pretend it rhymes. You know, something like, “Old MacDonald had apotheosis, ee-i-ee-i-osis!”
      But just the other day someone said “what rhymes with orange” and I had to say “no it doesn’t and you really are bad at rhyming.”

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  1. Tim, I can see and get your position; and its a GREAT insight.

    I too would LOVE to share in such dreams; but it seems to me that Jesus does not leave us “wanting”; as we do have His Love, His Mercy and His grace. Like “Martha’ we get the better part. Amen

    Love and prayers my friend,
    Patrick

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  2. Yes, our justification is an on-going process. As Paul puts it, we are “being saved” (1 Cor 1:18). Our salvation is a gift that Christ has produced for us by his merits. His death and resurrection are historical events of the past in real time but, nevertheless, our salvation is something we still hope for at the dawn of each new day as baptized Christians. It’s something we must “work out in fear and trembling” (Phil 2;12). To attain our salvation at some future point in our lives, we must continuously focus on the present, conducting our lives in a manner worthy of receiving this gift on a daily basis by cooperating with divine grace, for we do not know “the day or the hour” of our Master’s return. Even Paul did not presume that his salvation was already secure and guaranteed simply for having accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior. He writes: ‘I am not aware of anything against myself, but I am not thereby acquitted. It is the Lord who judges me. Therefore do not pronounce judgment before the time, before the Lord comes, who will bring to light the things now hidden in darkness and will disclose the purposes of the heart. Then every man will receive his commendation from God’ (1 Cor 4:4-5). Our salvation is nearer now than it was when we were first baptized (Rom 13:11), so its continual approach rests on each present moment in our lives on a daily basis. At one moment we can be in Christ, but at another moment we can just as easily be severed from him by falling from God’s grace (Gal 5:4). Living in the present in view of the past and the future requires a daily examination of conscience and a steadfast prayer life. Paul exhorts us to test ourselves to see if in fact we are being faithful to Christ in the conduct of our lives (2 Cor 13:5).

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