“By The Time I Get To Houston …”

“By The Time I Get To Houston” … I could probably finish that old song a number of ways, actually. By the time I get to Houston for my appointment at Baylor Hospital:
… I may be a bit nervous
… “I’ll be hun-gry” ( can’t you just imagine Glen Campbell singing that? ;) My appointment is at NOON of all times! What is that about?!
… It will be about time — it seems like I have waited forever to get there!
… I hope to at least have finished this blog!

There are many ways I could finish that phrase, but I know I could add at least one more: by the time I get to Houston, I will have had a lot of people praying for me, and for that I am very grateful.  I am well aware that prayers are being lifted up for us and that God’s people are coming to our aid — as a dream I had last night revealed.

In the dream I was pushing a heavy wheelbarrow beside a road. It was all the more difficult as there was no tire on the wheelbarrow; all it had was a metal rim. While I was laboring to push it, it got stuck in a pothole. You know how it is in dreams — I was pushing as hard as I could, but I just could not get it out. Some people were merely looking on, making one comment or another — but one of our church members came over to me in the ditch, put his arms on my shoulders, and helped me push it out. Then I woke up!

It’s not too difficult to interpret the symbolism in that dream — you could probably speculate on a number of meanings from it. But one thing is for certain: I sure was glad for the help of that church member with my heavy load! Among other things, I think this represents the prayers of God’s people which are helping me through a most difficult time.

“By the time I get to Houston” I know I will have been lifted up before the throne of God by many of His people, and this is what I need more than anything else. Because although I am very grateful for the medical professionals in Houston, make no mistake: my ultimate hope is not in Houston, but in Heaven! Thanks to all who are helping me push that heavy wheelbarrow while I am in the ditch!

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About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief daily devotions from own personal Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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