A couple of months ago I woke up suddenly at three in the morning with a mental image I couldn't shake and a string of words falling off of my tongue. I found my phone on my nightstand and typed them quickly before I fell back asleep. God had given me a beautiful dream, a dream of redemption and life, and I consider it a true gift. This is what I found on my phone the next morning:
So, when we let him, he (the lion, that is) finds a place in the deserts of our dead hearts to lie down. At first he just gets comfortable and settled there. And then he paces around some and starts roaring softly, working up to a louder roar as he slowly speaks life and creation back into our souls. He roars, and hills of sand turn into grassy fields. He plants trees and flowers, one by one, in our hearts, and it is good. Eventually, when we let him, the lion returns our deserted hearts into that first Garden of Eden. He changes us. He takes us back to what we were created for. That is how He redeems us.
I thank God that He chooses to enter my dreams.
At The Surge we love doing things together... that includes writing a blog! Here are a few of our main contributing authors:
Our fearless leader, Dwaine is the lead pastor at The Surge. His experience in counter terrorism with the CIA prepared him for ministry and he likes dogs and babies even more than E does.
E (short for Eric Reiss) is the Wingman at The Surge and likes dogs, music, Mexican food, his wife Karen and his little girl Evangeline... not necessarily in that order.