The Observer (Kampala)

1 January 2013

Uganda: Miracle - What a Shame!

A young lady in my church got a dream so spiritual; I know it is not just for my church, but for the body of Christ in general.

In the dream, born-again Christians were in a big bus with every pastor you can imagine. Outside the bus, the world was in darkness and the people in it were clamouring for the bus. ?At the steering wheel, a man was driving, whom a voice described as goodness, beauty, patience, kindness, favour and every good thing you can imagine.

The young lady says, the beautiful man asked the passengers on the bus to sit patiently and he would deliver them to a beautiful place. But midway the journey, bickering broke out on the bus. Some occupants wanted to leave their seats and occupy the ones being used by their colleagues.

There was in-fighting and finger-pointing, so much so that the beautiful man at the bus' helm stood up to calm the situation in vain. ?That at one point, some passengers demanded that he stop the bus so they get off and get something to eat, for they were hungry.

His pleas for calm and patience fell on deaf ears and he eventually stopped the bus and a pastor and his wife and a few others jumped off to buy rotten snacks from a nearby shop, an action they later regretted.?That eventually the driver abandoned the bus and the young lady says she looked out the windows again and saw the people who were previously clamouring for the bus, now laughing and poking fun at its occupants.

It does not take rocket science to understand that dream, for anyone even mildly spiritual and believes that God does talk to us through dreams.

The body of Christ is a mess; the fighting, greed and divisions in church have been of particular shame in 2012, but ours is a God of second chances. It is not about us; it is about God and the people He wants to help using us.?Let us use 2013 to rebuild the body of Christ, preach reconciliation and basically get that beautiful man back behind the bus' steering wheel. ?Otherwise, we are in trouble!

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