He sure does in my world.
So, I had this dream recently. It was actually rather morbid. It didn't "feel" morbid while I was dreaming it. But I woke up and thought, "Uh. That's a hard one to share with people. Just cause it's gross sounding." And with that introduction, here ya go:
"Daniel and I were working in a dark, dank basement kind of place. It was rough-hewn,
Needless to say, this was something of a disturbing dream. We're throwing away my heart here? That can't be good, right? Well, I don't know what it means, (half the time, I don't, the day after I dream it), but I write it all down, as much as I can remember and file it away for future reference.
But, Daniel reminded me of something beautiful in the midst of this mess. It's from this neat verse in Ezekiel (36:26): "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh."
(Image at right is titled "Heart of Flesh" by Arteigel, who's gallery can be seen at http://arteigel.deviantart.com/) .
I guess it's pretty comforting to realize that in spite of the pain that hits sometimes, there is Someone who cares, who notices and who plans on taking care of you. He will allow you to go through the junk, yes. And He will not ignore the pain--He SEES it (that part is important!) But, He cares very much about your heart and doesn't want it to feel numb or be stepped on or be thrown away. Rather, He will give you a brand new one, that maybe doesn't even remember the hurt that destroyed it in the first place.
Oh, and the day after this morbid dream, God gave me another one. In it, I was going on a date with
Ha! How's that for an encouraging thought. There's good stuff ahead. And in the midst of working in a dungeon, that's encouragement! That's what makes us keep our chins up and keep pressing on. And that is the beauty of knowing that dreams are from God. (Image at right by Er-ca : http://er-ca.deviantart.com/