On the third floor of Zions bank in Salt Lake City I stood in the middle of the dealer loans department looking around the ever so familiar place of employment.
As was my usual custom I opted for the stairway over the elevator. After sitting in an office chair for the better part of the day, I’d long since determined it in my best interest to use the stairs morning, noon and evening.
This time rather than finding the customary cleanliness, the stairway had a rather dreary feeling and seemed almost the black and white of long ago TV viewing, prior to color television sets. At each of the landings, as I’d round the corner I spotted a security guard; this was unusual.
Once outside I stood on the sidewalk where I would wait for the bus. This day; a beautiful spring or summer day, offered mild temperatures, blue sky and sunshine, I stood waiting for the bus. Initially the only other person there was my brother, Greg.
In moments, however, we were accompanied by a nice looking man who introduced himself to be the Vice President of the bank.
He proceeded to invite me to be his date to a very special event. It was made known to me that this would be a very elegant, formal dinner event. Showing a business credit card to me, he expressed that for this date no expense would be spared.
At his query I assured him I had sufficient experience to properly navigate the usage of the varied eating utensils, as it was made known to me, for this occasion, this would be needful.
Instinctively, it would seem, I knew I would wear a beautiful evening gown, my nails would be done and my hair would be styled in a beautiful up do.
While it wasn’t spoken aloud, I was very aware I needed to be conscientious to make all needful preparations so as to be ready on time.
Next thing I knew, it was almost time to go, yet I wasn’t ready. I was perplexed as to where time went, and very concerned at my lack of proper preparation.
My escort arrived and he and I attempted to become intimate. I became somewhat frustrated in lack of being able to fully execute that.
Next I stepped into a bathtub to shower, only to discover items, which I recognized to belong to my brother’s children, were cluttering the tub; items such as coloring books, games, and the like.
I spent some time emptying these items from the tub, and then announced it was cleared so that we could shower.
And I awoke to the early morning hours of December 8, 2017
Immediately upon waking I became aware the clutter in the tub represented “distractions”; it was as if the word was right there the moment I awoke.
I recognized that these distractions were not “bad” things, but simply things that were serving as clutter preventing me from becoming fully clean.
Initially I assumed this dream to be telling me there are distractions in my life; things preventing me from being fully clean. After pondering and praying on the matter I am still unsure if this was a warning for me, or if it was for me to share with others. Perhaps it’s a warning for each of us, as during this time we occupy, while waiting on the Lord, we are to keep busy, but at the same time, we need to be mindful that our distractions do not replace our continuous mindfulness of being clean and ready for the coming of the Lord.
Initially I was really confused as to why I dreamt that I was attempting to become intimate with this other. After praying and pondering on that, I remembered in dreams we are unable to articulate emotional intimacy, thus a way to “see” this intimacy is to “see” the physical.
Thus is it I began to look closer at my life, to determine if there is something that is keeping me from being fully emotionally intimate with the Lord.
As may be evident, my feeling, and belief is that the Vice President in this dream represents the Lord, Jesus Christ.
I believe He is effectively inviting me as His guest to a very special event, which, I believe, represents the wedding supper of the Lamb.
As this is such an honored and special event, I want to be fully prepared and fully adorned for this event. I need to be mindful to be ready and to be ready in a timely manner. I need to be in relationship with the Lord, and I need to be clean.
I believe this event is coming up soon. May we each be ready and found worthy to attend.