Marsha Brickhouse Smith
-- The Dream about the Sandals
The day had been ever so long. It
was one of those days that you wish had not happened. Nothing had gone right.
When I came home and closed the door I wanted to shut out all the worries and
troubles the day had brought.
Later that night as I tried to go to sleep,
I remember thinking, "Oh, Lord, I know you were with me today, but it was a horrible
day! What am I doing wrong?"
Finally sleep came and with it a dream I shall
never forget. I dreamed I was standing before an aquamarine sea, surrounded by
the most beautiful, high mountains I had ever seen. And standing before me was
Jesus! There was such calm being in His presence; such love. He looked down
at my feet as the waves began to wash over them and slowly shook his head.
are your shoes, My Child?" Never had I heard a voice that sounded like that. The
very essence of the voice was love!
"I didn't think I needed them, Lord."
I too looked down at my bare feet.
"My Child, you need the sandals, and
I have a pair for you." He slowly placed them on my feet. As He did, I felt a
renewed strength. No longer did I feel tired. No longer did I feel discouraged
After He finished putting the shoes on, He helped me to my feet
with His arms of love and then spoke once more, "These shoes will protect you
no matter where you go. They will keep you from harm. When the fires of life assail
you, you will not be burned. When there are stones in the pathway, you will not
be hurt, for these shoes are very special."
"But, Lord they look old,
and well worn. Are you sure about these shoes?"
He smiled a smile I will
never forget. "Oh, yes, my child, for they were my sandals. And when my children
wear them it is a perfect fit."
As I watched Him walk down the shoreline
as the sunset shone across the waters in a golden splendor, I knew. I had been
trying to walk through all of life without the shoes. No wonder I was so tired,
so discouraged, so defeated.
But no longer, for the Master had given
me His sandals. Now I was prepared to walk with victory!
The message is
for YOU too. Wherever you are right now, whatever you are going through, not only is
He with you, but you are wearing His sandals and they are a perfect fit. Those sandals are the Gospel -- the Good News of God's love, His
forgiveness, and His saving grace that makes all the difference in our daily lives.
How lovely on the mountains are the feet of Him who brings good news,
Who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation,
and says to Zion, YOUR GOD REIGNS! (Isaiah 52:7).
So whenever you
start to doubt, look down at your feet and remember the sandals, for they have
been touched by the Master and given to you. It is a perfect fit!
His Words and then look up. For just as He walked down the beach in my dream towards
the mountains, He has prepared the way for us to follow. We walk knowing He walks
with us each step of the way. He hears our every prayer, and loves us through
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