Forgiveness Part II
A while back I had a dream that made no sense at all. In the dream I was at my old house. I have not lived there for almost 20 years. Back to the dream. In the dream there was a very large tree planted in of all places, my driveway. I could not imagine who would have done such a thing. I couldn’t imagine that I would be dumb enough to do it because it totally blocked my driveway so I was stuck there. The dream did not make sense until yesterday when my wife and I were talking about it and the Lord gave her the interpretation that although I left physically, I did not leave spiritually because there was a great wounding that I experienced there and great betrayals from many of my friends because of a church that we had been attending fell apart. I will not go into detail here on this blog but suffice it to say that the old saying, “time heals all wounds”, is not true. Time simply allows them to be buried but, unless dealt with, not healed. The fact that there was a very large tree preventing me from leaving my old home tells me that what started out as a small root of bitterness ended up becoming a large tree. I have been seeking the Lord and asking Him to help me to forgive those who wounded me. I saw in a vision shortly after I began to forgive a huge front end tractor loader coming down the street. On the side of the vehicle was written the word, “love”. After the tree had been removed, there was a huge hole there. What fills it is mercy and forgiveness. If I said that revisiting this has made it instantly better, I would be lying. However, little by little I am taking these situations and events and people before the Lord. I trust in His goodness mercy and loving kindness.
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; (Heb 12:15)