Dream of Calvary
by © April 25, 2010 Richard Harris
(Jacksonville, FL, USA)
Last night as I lay sleeping a dream I had still remains with me.
I found myself alone on barren ground climbing Mount Calvary.
As I reached the summit, I saw three crosses all were bare.
I found myself on my knees with palms on blood soaked ground there.
Then a voice, a vision of the man who died on that center cross
Came to me with voice so sweet saying, "Cry not for me but for the world's loss."
Somehow I found the strength to ask what loss he spoke of and its costs.
He gently replied, "Though born of virgin woman, I am the seed of God's host."
Struggling again, I asked even more, "If this be true how could others do this to you?"
His heartfelt answer I will not forget, "I would not have it so but to my Father's will I was true."
I cried aloud, "What kind of Father could require His Son die a death so cruel?"
My Savior then answered, "The same that asked you give your will to him too."
As my dream faded and I slowly wakened to greet the new day
I wondered if it had been a dream or did I just see my savior's face?
He was neither ugly nor a handsome man, simply another like that of any race.
I know I will not soon forget this dream or vision as I go about my daily pace.
It has been this that changed my life more than any other thing
For now I find my self trying to help others when I can share something.
A simple smile, handshake, hug, warm shower, or hot meal if that is all I have.
For God so loved the world, that's you and me, His only begotten Son He gave.