Monday, June 22, 2020

Anchor of Good News...



*This dream was posted over 10 years ago but somehow jumped into first place today... Perhaps it is a renewed message of Hope for those struggling with loss and grief in these troubling times...+

I came home from Guatemala a couple days ago to learn my dear friend and spiritual mentor, Jeanie Hunter, had passed away after a long battle with cancer... In her honor, I share this beautiful dream I had of her one year ago...

I Dream of Jeanie...

I dreamed I was visiting a big producer in Nashville. He took me into his control room where there were many television monitors showing various people in various “reality” shows. Right in the middle was a monitor showing Jeanie as an anchor woman presenting the news. I said excitedly to the producer, "That's Jeanie! That's my bible study teacher!" He smiled warmly and said, "I know." It seemed as if he didn't know she had cancer, though, so I asked anxiously, "Have you been in touch with her lately?" He replied calmly, "Yes... she's well... she has a child." I replied, still anxious, "Yes, but she has cancer." He said, still calmly, "That's passing." I asked, "How do you know?" And he replied, very pointedly, "I'm a nurse." Then I followed him out of the room... and woke up.

After remembering it the next morning, I quickly understood the beautiful symbolism of the big producer, live shows and Jeanie-- up front and center-- as one of God’s anchors presenting the Good News... What I didn't quite understand was the nurse comment. Wouldn’t God sooner call Himself a doctor?

When I called Jeanie later that day to tell her about my dream, the first thing she said was the doctors weren't giving her much hope. I immediately understood the 'nurse' comment in my dream... in sharp contrast to the hopelessness of the doctors... spoken by the God of all Hope...

I later realized, only after writing the dream down, that His reply “That’s passing” could be interpreted two different ways... My heart sank as I realized that maybe I had misunderstood when I took His words to mean that Jeanie would be healed of cancer...

Today, however, I take comfort in knowing, that in a deeper sense, I did not misunderstand... Jeanie was indeed healed... for what greater healing can there be than that of 'passing over' into eternal life... May God rest the soul of our beloved Jeanie Hunter... the most beautiful anchor of Good News I have ever known... +++

“This Hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” Hebrews 6:19