During a period of intense struggles in my life, one night in a dream, I saw myself walking through a wilderness. There's no one with me and I feel tired because of the hot sun bearing down upon me.
Suddenly there is an earthquake and the earth below me starts caving in. I run here and there trying to escape being sucked into the huge gaps in the earth below. On seeing a rock, I climb on top but the earth below the rock starts shaking and I jump onto another rock.
In my mind, I feel it's a futile exercise, even though I try my best to escape injury and death. Hopping from one rock to another and from there to another, I almost give up because the quaking is relentless.
As I contemplate giving in to the circumstances, in a distance I see a huge rock standing undisturbed amidst this astounding earthquake. When the whole place looks to be falling apart, this rock is unmoved. As fast as my legs carry me, I jump from the top of rocks that are shaking wildly and finally jump onto the immovable rock.
Now that I am on the huge rock, I am able to stand firmly and though I see everything being destroyed in my vicinity by the quake, no harm comes to me. In a little while, the earthquake subsides and everything is calm and quiet once again. Thanks to the immovable rock.
The dream ended there.
Those days were very trying in my life. Problems at work in the clinic, problems in the family, problems in my ministry and several other depressing matters. Yet, as the Lord ahd shown me in the dream, when all other helps (small rocks) fail to save me, the immovable rock i.e. Christ would be my help.
How true what the Psalmists say,
"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)
"From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I."(Psalm 61:2)