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When dreams come true

Today is a day for celebration on two counts: The Haitian orphans are safe and sound in the care of people who love them.   Our dream of celebrating the kind of people who fight in obscurity for orphans will be realized at Epoch in downtown Atlanta tonight.   Both of these seem…
By Seth Barnes
Today is a day for celebration on two counts:
The Haitian orphans are safe and sound in the care of people who love them.
 
Our dream of celebrating the kind of people who fight in obscurity for orphans will be realized at Epoch in downtown Atlanta tonight.
 
Both of these seemed like impossible dreams for months, but today they are dreams come true. Here’s what our people on the ground in Haiti reported this morning:
“Today they were able to see the girls 2 times.  The girls are doing GREAT and seemed much happier today.  When they got there some of the girls were playing jump rope and having fun at their new house.  What beautiful music that is to our hearts!!” 
We live in a cynical age, an age of frustration and declining expectations. We voted for hope and change and got the Great Recession. We are a disappointed generation and have serious questions about dreams.
 
But those of us who believe in an all-powerful God who not only makes dreams, but makes them to come true must be counter-cultural.  Ezekiel frames the response we’re to have to a season of broken dreams:

“What is this proverb you have: ‘The days go by and every vision comes to nothing’? 

Say to them: ‘I am going to put an end to this proverb and they will no longer quote it in Israel.’

Say to them: ‘The days are near when every vision will be fulfilled.'” 
(Ezekiel 12:22-25)
The report from Haiti is a dream come true. God wants to delight us by fulfilling the visions and dreams that we’ve given up on. What dreams do you have that seem impossible? Could it be that God wants to make your dream happen and just needs you to believe in it as he does?

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