An Invitation to Stay in the Shower

“Mickey and the Seal”*

“Abide in me, and I in you… As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love” (John 15:4,9, ESV).

I had a dream several months ago that has provided me with a new, vivid way to grasp this passage of Scripture. In the dream, I found that the tub in my bathroom was full of water – but not just to the normal level. Rather, the water level went all the way up to the top of the shower curtain. Yes, you understood that right; it was a curtain. It was not even a glass door, which made the imagery even less compliant with the rules of physics.

I stepped all the way into the water. The top of it was over my head, so I found myself submerged entirely, standing in the tub. Breathing was not an issue nor a difficulty. By stepping in, I was Continue reading An Invitation to Stay in the Shower