We all have dreams, and some more than others. Some people have a gift of dreaming big and following those dreams. Some dream marvelous dreams, but never have the courage to try to see them come true.
I have been accused of being a dreamer. Maybe that comes with the rest of my personality. I do dream of many impossible things coming to pass.
People often stop dreaming at an early age because their dreams never seem to come to pass. They can’t handle the waiting or the disappointment of unfulfilled dreams.
Sometimes our dreams are shattered by circumstances beyond our control. Other people in our lives make decisions that alter our dreams.
If dreams were the seeds of a milkweed pod, we could see them floating away on the wind to destinations unknown. Some will land in the water, some on rocky ground, and some will be eaten by birds. All it takes is one of those hundreds of seeds to fall on fertile ground under the right conditions, and a new milkweed plant will spring up, full of even more seeds of dreams.
Jesus spoke of sowing seeds.
Matthew 13: 1-23: hear the parable of the sower: 19 When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. 20 But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. 22 Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful, 23 But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”