Sunday, February 21, 2010


Joe woke up sobbing this morning. He turned to me and told me that he had just had the most vivid dream of a plane that had crash-landed, and everyone was scrambling to get out of the plane, and he was the last on board. All the passengers were jumping into the water, and he was in back, waiting his turn, wrapped only in a towel. As he was leaving the rear of the plane, he noticed it began moving and he saw there was a semi-truck pulling the plane out and along a wharf. There were three men in the cab of the truck who were laughing like they do this all the time. As he was walking away in his towel, the three men greeted him, and one of them had a polaroid instant camera and snapped two pictures of him and handed them to him and said: "You will like these". Joe took them and laughed thinking, " This will be proof for Karen that this really happened".

As he walked into the crowded terminal, packed with people because of the crash, he looked down at the developing pictures. Instead of finding pictures of himself, they were pictures of Joey, all radiant and beautiful. Joe was thinking how happy he was that he had gotten some new pictures of Joey, when suddenly it dawned on him that these had just been taken only minutes before. He fell to his knees sobbing, which woke him up, still sobbing.

His interpretation of the dream: the plane is life, the crash is all that goes wrong in our broken world, God has to tow us out of the crash, the drivers are angels, God's ministering servants, the towel indicates that all material things are gone, and don't matter, the pictures of Joey were a window into eternity, the reality is not this life, but the life beyond.

Good dream--good tears.

Joey is alive and well and in another place, but not so very far away.

Acts 2:17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.


A Maui Blog said...

I firmly believe that God uses dreams to speak to us - whether it's instruction, inspiration, teaching or encouragement. He's done it before (written in the Bible) and He's still doing it these days. This post gave me chicken skin. It's awesome how personal our God is. I would be crying too. Love you all.


karen gerstenberger said...

How profound. I don't know what to say, other than I'm grateful that this gift came to Joe and has blessed both of you. True love cannot be blocked - certainly not by death.

Jeri said...

WOW, that's very special!

Love you both,

Gannet Girl said...

Such a gift to both of you.

Lori Ignacio said...

*chicken skin*!!! Love you both so much!! xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Is amazing that Joe was able to put his dream into some order. Sweet dreams to both of you! Love Shaeron

Anna Flowergardengirl said...

Oh yea, guess I was trying to figure it out as you went along. I was thinking that Joe felt he needed to go to heaven to see Joey--and only way to do so was--rid himself of stinky worldly stuff--and then he could see Joey in the now!!

So the Joey in the now is radiant---of course--and handsome--and clear as a picture taken on this day. Good to remember every detail when you woke up cause so often we forget. That is such a gift.

Gosh---Joe wanted to see new pics of Joey and got them. Thank you Lord. I feel blessed just cause I got to hear about the miracle.

Jackie Johnson said...

WOW! Ditto to Liza's comments.

Marina said...

Thank you for sharing Joe's dream. And his interpretation. That is so true and when you are going through trials in life, you do realize what the important things are.
Rich had a dream about Kaia shortly after her birth and I will share it (or Rich will) with you when I see you in person. But I do beleive God does use dreams to speak to us. Rich does not usually remember his dreams, but there have been a few dreams that he really felt were from the Lord.
Love you and so appreicate all your love and encouragement through our times of trouble.

Daisy said...

Wow. What an incredible dream. It's so cool that Joe got the interpretation as well. Sounds like a gift from above to me.