Clearing the Way

“One night I had a dream, I was walking along the beach with the Lord.”*

The places I spiritually interact and walk with Yeshua are in my garden or at the beach. Yesterday, during meditation, I was walking on the beach and I immediately, I thought of the prose, “Footprints.”

I first received a copy of this famous text, in a handwritten letter; given to me by a dear friend, years ago, when facing some obstacles in my life. I consider it one of my greatest treasures. In fact, I took it in and out of the envelope so many times, that I tore the envelope a bit.

In the midst of moving a few times, I lost the correspondence.  I tore my home apart looking for it and was so distressed when I couldn’t find it. Several years passed and I considered it lost or accidentally destroyed.

Last year, while going through some books in my office, the letter fell out of one of my books. It was still in the same envelope with the cover letter from my friend and the copy of footprints. 

I went through those books a dozen times. I knew it had to be an angel or one from beyond who put that letter back, because I needed to read it again. I was facing another major shift in my life. God always gives us what we need when we need it.

As we made our way down the beach, there was a sand dollar in the sand. Jesus said, “Pick it up and thrown it back in the water.” We walked a bit more and there was a snail shell. Again, he said, “Pick it up and throw it back in.”  Next there was a small rock and I threw it back in the water. We kept walking and I noticed a large boulder on the beach; oh boy!

There are many obstacles we face in this life. Sometimes there are blocks that cannot be moved, no matter how hard we try. A friend told me years ago, “Patty, God will move mountains, but you better bring the bull dozer.”

Jesus said to me, “If we both push this, it will go into the water.” Faith was the bull dozer and we rolled the boulder into the sea.

One of my favorite passages about moving mountains comes from Mark 11:

Jesus said, “Have faith in god. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘be taken up and thrown into the sea’ and does not doubt in her/his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for her/him.”

“It was then that I carried you.”*

*Footprints (author unknown)

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