Just a Person and Their Dream

It’s a nice thought isn’t it, you and your dream. It has been said that nothing is impossible if you have a dream. In fact in the Wizard of Oz we heard Dorothy sing this line. “And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” There is no doubt that a dream left un-pursued will never be realized, but is daring to dream enough? You find a dream fulfilled and more times than not you will find not one but many dreamers who not only dared to dream, but dared to act.

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. How many people do you think shared the same dream? How about Abraham Lincoln? How about just plain old Abraham, Sarah, Abel, Enoch, and Noah? This what the Bible says about there dreams.

These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. Hebrews 11:13(ESV)

They weren’t the only ones who shared that dream. There are many who have received the promise they were dreaming for. And the men and women mentioned earlier led the way. They didn’t dream by or for themselves. They dreamed for the generations that were to come. They joined with other dreamers and refused to give up what had been promised. And that really is the point. A dream not shared is a dream not dared.

Even Jesus enlisted others to share in the dream and those twelve men helped to change the world. That’s what Paul was saying in Romans 12:4-6.

For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: Romans 12:4-6(ESV)

That is exactly what membership means to the Christian community. We join together with a common dream, vision, mission, each person offering their gifts and the church becomes a beautiful and powerful force for the sake of Jesus Christ. Dare to share your dream with the Body of Christ Jesus.