I think this verse could also read… “But if you are afraid to go UP!”
Several weeks ago my husband, Vic, had a dream.
He dreamed that he was confined in a very tight place, barely able to move at all. He was uncomfortable in so tight a place and wished himself out – asking God to please help him. He looked up to see glass close to his face , but when he looked through he saw ‘light’ and had a ‘knowing recognition it was the glory of God!
He told me the dream in the morning and then offered what it could mean… “I think it might have been my coffin …. I’m going to die soon. “
I am quite used to my husband’s periodic predictions of his soon-to-come departure from this earth… so I did not react except to calmly note… “Coffins don’t have glass covers!”
My husband does quite often have what he calls ‘night-visions’ that are from God and have meaning, so he tucked this one away for future reference.
A short time after the dream, he was invited by a friend to go for a flight with him in his little aircraft. Bill had fairly recently got his pilot’s license and had been asking Vic to go up with him, but Vic is nervous in airplanes . This time Vic decided to accept the invitation. It was a beautiful day with blue sky and Vic was eager to get some good aerial shots.
Vic watched Bill do the preliminary inspection of the airplane and when Bill was satisfied all the checks were good, he belted Vic into his seat – tight! The plane was a two seater with no wasted space and being soo tightly belted and the GPS right up in front of him , Vic said he could not move. He could barely raise the camera to take photos.
They took off the runway and reached altitude – but then the flight got very bumpy – the turbulence was much greater than they could have guessed !
Vic began to feel his nervousness turn to fear as the airplane was tossed and rocked and dropped ! … then he looked up focusing on the windshield in front of him.. As he looked through the glass, his dream flashed before him !! Of course!! The dream fit .. and the message ?? He would be safe.. God was right on the other side of the window. The fear left him just when Bill said, “I’m turning back, this is too turbulent.. we’ll go another time!”
I love how God is so tender toward His children.. so ready to reassure us through what ever way He can…. His Word, other people, books, and yes, even dreams !!!