In the summer of 2007, I had this weird dream that I still remember till this day. I don’t remember all of it, but I can tell you parts of it that stood out. For a strange reason I had a death penalty. I was innocent, but realized that there was nothing I could do. And I struggled with the idea that I knew I was going to die very soon.
Here’s where it gets strange…
I had to wear a suicide vest and someone else was to detonate it. I was in a solitary place so no one else was to get hurt and our government ran it. I guess that is how they implemented the death penalty for me.
But I had convinced the authorities that I could detonate it myself and I just wanted to do it when I was ready for it. They agreed and so there I was washing Tupperware (I have no clue why) getting ready for the moment when I was ready to go. I had my vest on already.
I was taking a little time to get ready and then I saw the authorities walk by a panoramic window of where I was and I knew they were looking for me so I opened the door and yelled for them and they turned around to come back to me. They told me that I was not to detonate it myself and that the high court had decided that an authority figure was to detonate it at an unspecified time.
I was shocked because now I would die without knowing when and someone else was to determine the time. I anguished with the thought that I had no control over the situation.
Then I woke up.
It made me think about our lives. We think we have all the time in the world to get ready for Jesus. But in reality, you and I are just a heartbeat away… and we do not determine the time when our life is over. So we need to be ready today.
Are you ready?
“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”
“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”