I am a true believer in dreams. Even as a young teen, I remember God speaking to me through dreams. While at times they have been in reference to others, mostly these dreams have been confirmations, warnings or messages for me. Well a week ago, I dreamed a dream.
In this dream I was setting up a bird feeder. That’s right, a bird feeder. I knew that it would be for several types of birds but for some reason I was fixated on the bird seed. It had to have some element of sweetness to it. I remember dreaming about honey vs. peanut butter to add to the seed. I couldn’t decide which was best, but I knew that it was supposed to be sweet somehow. Naturally, when I woke up that morning I couldn’t help but think how crazy that dream was. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a nature person. I don’t like bugs or sitting outside. I don’t have pets, not even a goldfish. Why in the world would I dream about birds? But for some reason, I couldn’t shake this. I knew in my heart that this was some sort of message from God and I knew that I needed to be obedient.
I also knew that my family would probably think I’d lost my mind. This is so not like me. For a moment, I thought maybe I am losing it a little. I mean with the craziness in our world right now with COVID-19 and being stuck in the house for the past few weeks with 3 kids, one can start to get in their own head a bit. But nonetheless, I told them about my dream and while they definitely agreed that it was odd, my husband was his usual supportive self and told me to get whatever I needed. Since all of this coronavirus business started, he’s taken over the shopping because he has still had to leave the house for work. So he went out and via face time I was able to pick out the feeder I wanted. But I knew that the food had to be special, after all in the dream it needed to be sweet. My husband kept asking me questions like what type of birds are you trying to feed? I didn’t know! I just knew that there were all diverse types. Finally he found a birdseed blend with fruit, nuts and sunflower seeds. That was it! He purchased it and I felt like a kid on Christmas when he got home. I immediately set everything up and placed it outside. I was so satisfied.
I still can not explain why this bird feeder was important. But what I do know is that during this time of uncertainty and fear in our world, watching all of these little birds feed in my yard has brought me so much peace and joy. Maybe that was God’s plan all along. Perhaps He wanted to distract me from the sadness that we are being inundated with. I know it sounds crazy, but this was just what I needed for a time such as this. Something so simple has made me so happy and made me want more of things just like it. So I have ordered some planters and seeds online and plan to start a small garden. My prayer for you is that you would find your own peace in the stillness of your life as well. While there is so much to worry about, we can still find joy in the little things.