Mega Love

About a month ago, I woke up in the middle of the night. I had been dreaming, which is unusual for me. I was in a craft store looking at charms. Because I enjoy making jewelry, sorting through unique charms is typical every time I stop by a favorite craft store. But in the dream, there was only one charm. A megaphone. When I woke up from the dream, it was so vivid.

Now, let me give you some background. I was not a cheerleader in high school and I'm not known as a loud, talkative woman. I don't need to be the center of attention. But I will state my opinion. Boldly, tactfully and with all due respect to those around me.

I pondered this dream and asked God what it meant. During those few moments some friends came to mind that were going through some trials. And it was as if God spoke to me and said, "Go tell them how much I (God) love them." It was difficult for me to go back to sleep that night because I had such a passion about telling these friends how much God loved them. My heart was so moved because of the "megaphone" dream and what God had revealed to me.

In Ephesians 3:18 the scriptures reveal to us the vastness of God's love. "And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is."
Photography by Ann Wayne

Then, why do we have difficulty loving unconditionally and have unforgiveness in our hearts? We are commanded to love one another as God loves us. Jesus did this well. He told sinners to go and sin no more. He loved them unconditionally. So why can't we love this way? I guess our humanness holds us back.  I have asked God to search my heart and reveal to me if there is anything in it that would keep me from loving unconditionally.

My next visit to a craft store will probably draw me to the charm aisle. I plan to look for a unique "megaphone." It will dangle from a custom made bracelet and remind me of my dream, what God revealed to me and my duty as a Christian in telling others the vastness of God's love.

I encourage you to go to someone who is suffering or going through a trial and ask, "Do you know how much God loves you?" You may even need to go out and buy a "megaphone" charm as a reminder of sharing God's love.

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1 Corinthians 1:3-4

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God"