When we married we chose three hymns for our wedding service. One of them was the traditional Irish hymn, Be Thou my Vision. I couldn’t have anticipated how its words would stand as a declaration of faith throughout my marriage. Today I’m sharing it as my verse of hope.
This morning it came to my mind when I woke from sleep.
I’ve had trouble with dreams over the past 15 months. I can’t control them, and they have been hard. Sometimes I feel like my waking hours are taking place in the presence of God, but my sleeping hours are something else. I developed a habit of going to bed really, really late because I was scared of bad dreams. It’s a horrible place to be.
Last night I had a dream which made me realise that even my subconscious has experienced the shift I wrote about almost a week ago. The dream itself wasn’t a happy, or particularly enjoyable dream, but what it showed me made me waken excited. God is working in all of me. My conscious and my subconscious.
Today I leave with you the words of the first verse of the hymn:
“Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.”