Dreams About the Boston Bombing
The night of the bombing in Boston, I had a dream about people with broken legs. In the dream – there were many people who were asked to fix people with broken legs. They tried splints, metal rods, plates and other techniques, but nothing seemed to work.
The last person came in the room and had a victim whose legs were completely destroyed. The bones were broken beyond repair. There were pieces too small to see.
This last person took the DNA and the substance of the person’s legs and somehow transformed all of it into brand new legs. The bones were made of a new material that was a high-tech substance like carbon-fiber. It was really strong and better than human bone. They knew it was no use trying to fix the stuff that was broken. They needed something completely new. It was an amazing kingdom miracle of transformation.
On Monday April 22nd I had another dream.
In the dream, I watched as a suspect was brought into a room after being arrested. He sat in a chair and a police officer began to interrogate him. Then another person came in and interrupted the questioning. They spoke with the man who was asking the questions. That conversation seemed pointless and in the dream, it occurred to me that it was a distraction. The questioning of the suspect continued, but soon more people came in. They began talking to both the suspect and the interviewer. Once again, the conversations seemed pointless. This chaos continued throughout the dream. People came and went from the room repeatedly. At one point, someone said they believed that no one had read the suspect his rights.
That was the content of the second dream.
The night of April 24th I had a third dream. In this dream, I watched as a man was put on trial for a terrible crime that angered many people. My reaction and the reaction of a small group of people became the focus of the dream.
In the dream, I decided not to hold any anger or hatred toward the suspect. Near the end of the dream, I decided that the right thing to do was to offer the suspect a job. It would begin immediately if he was acquitted, but I would wait until after he was released, if he was found guilty.
The first dream portrays wounded people being treated by poorly equipped ‘experts’ who are charged with restoring the injured people to health. I find it interesting that it was legs that were destroyed. It’s impossible to have a strong walk with mangled legs. And since one of my assignments is equipping people to walk with God – the mangled legs seem to illustrate a problem in our walk with God. In a bizarre way – the fact that many people lost their legs in the bombing seems to be prophetic.
The blast was an act of terror. The goal of terror is to instill fear. One of the most devastating ways to cripple a person’s walk with God is to instill fear in them.
God needs us to walk confidently in who we are – but many of us are crippled with fear. The men who tried to fix the broken legs illustrate the flawed methods we’ve used to try to strengthen the walk of people who have been crippled by religious terror. The solution isn’t to patch up what’s broken. God doesn’t recycle our junk.
In the final scene, a man appeared who completely recreated the old legs; making them into something new – something that had never existed before. The same basic materials – but rearranged in a way that made them stronger.
I see this dream as a challenge to leaders to get themselves better equipped to deal with the effects of emotional trauma and fear.
The second dream illustrates confusion surrounding the arrest of the suspect. In reality, there is a great deal of confusion about who perpetrated the bombing. The press did a terrible job of covering the story, releasing one breaking story after another – many of which turned out to be false. With all the bad reporting – it’s no wonder conspiracy theories are so numerous. I think the point of the second dream is to warn us that there will be great confusion in the case.
In the third dream, someone is showing mercy and compassion toward the suspect. I’m not sure this is how I would react in real life. I don’t think I’d be that kind. But this scene seems to reveal God’s heart for the suspect. My friend at Northwest Prophetic noted:
“For God so loved Dzhokhar Tsarnaev that He gave his only begotten son… That’s kind of a big deal.”
If God loves this man – then we need to let His love flow though us toward Mr. Tsarnaev and anyone else who finds themselves in jail, accused of terrorism.
I suspect that in the coming days, there will be more terrorism, more suspects and a greater need for us to be people of love.
If I have any more dreams related to this subject, I’ll post them.