* * * Saved by Dreams

As a child, I was Baptized and Confirmed but never read the Bible or went to Church as an adult. I always believed in and loved Jesus, but everywhere I turned I was surrounded by atheists and agnostics. Then when I turned 50 years old, two nights after my birthday, I suddenly began having intensely vivid and often lucid dreams. To make a long story very short, God launched a rescue operation for my soul in dreams. The glorious journey began with the following words I saw written in shining white letters against darkness just before I woke up:

Corinthians 1:13

That morning, only vaguely aware that Corinth was an island somewhere, I did a web search for “Corinthians 1:13” and could scarcely believe what I found—I had never before read this section of the New Testament, yet through a spiritual channel of perception opened by my dreaming mind, I was directed to the following verses in the New Testament:

Corinthians 13:1-13

If I speak in the tongues of men and angels,
but have not love,
I have become sounding brass or a tinkling symbol.
And if I have prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains,
but have not love, I am nothing.

Love never falls in ruins;
but whether prophecies, they will be abolished; or
tongues, they will cease; or
knowledge, it will be superseded.
For now we see through a mirror in an enigma, but then face to face.
Now I know in part, but then I shall know as also I was fully known.
But now remains
faith, hope, love,
these three;
but the greatest of these is love.