Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Dream and Matamoros, Mexico

If you haven't read my last few blogs, go back and read them. Begin with Saturday, then read Sunday's, then yesterday's, and then today.

I've read a book called, The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker. It's very interesting, but it talks about how we all have this natural instinct of fear. When we are in danger, we just know what to do. This is what happened with me last Wednesday. I didn't panic, or think, or anything. The only thing I did was follow Brock. I was in survival mode. It was like I was on auto pilot. Therefore, I didn't even pray.

However, I realized that I'd prayed for this situation months before it even happened. Now that I look back to that moment I knew that we were in danger, I'd felt that same way before. Whenever I looked up and saw the whole street looking at us and guys coming up surrounding us, I felt the same way that I felt in my dream when the snakes were everywhere looking at us.

Think about the parallels between the dream and what happened. We left a "conference of some sort." Then, we went to a city. We saw one venomous snake (the guy who first came up) and Brock threw a rock at him (Brock pushed him away). Then, there were snakes everywhere and they were all looking at us. (Everyone on the street began looking at us and guys came out and surrounded us.)

As I was sharing this with some of our friends, one of them said, "Do you know what the Mexican flag looks like?" Here's what it looks like:

I want to thank all of you that pray for us. Prayer is sometimes the difference between life and death. Please continue to pray for our protection as we travel. I truly do believe that the Lord chose to save us Wednesday. We stayed in the shadow of His wings, and He protected us.


Haley Frederick said...

I did not know that is what the Mexican flag looked like! How weird!

Jill said...

What an amazing story. Wow!! Praise God that you were kept safe. You and Brock are doing some tremendous work that Satan wants to thwart. Our God is a good God! Praying for you.

Jill Sevier