A headline on Barack Obama’s ‘stand-out’ moment of praying with Pope Francis reminds me of a dream I had a few weeks ago.
Christian Post’s reporter Stoyan Zaimov briefly summarises Potus’ wide-ranging interview on ‘CBS This Morning’ and quotes him as singling out the Pope’s visit to the White House last September as a ‘stand-out’ moment in his presidency. Obama shared thoughts and prayers with the leader of the world’s Roman Catholics and says, “He’s somebody who is the real deal. I think he deeply cares about people, about the vulnerable”.
I recall awakening from an unusual dream about the two famous personages, wondering what it meant. The dream had no sequential story or dialogue but was simply a snapshot. That is, I saw them in a large room on board an aircraft high in the stratosphere and my first thought was they were on the renowned Air Force One.
An obvious inference is they’re both ‘high flyers’ as global leaders. But my understanding upon asking as I awoke is that, despite appearances to the contrary, they’re both moving so far above ground as to be out of touch with real affairs – if not in ‘cloud-cuckoo land’! For instance, announcements during the official visit to New York indicate their agreeing that the world’s number one priority is tackling climate-change – not the on-going genocide of Christians in the Middle-east and Africa!!
More importantly, such a dream scenario signifies seclusion to confer and plan in secret well away from prying eyes and minds – BUT nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account! (Hebrew 4:13 NIV)
Furthermore, let’s not overlook Neville Johnson’s prophetical remarks about these leaders activities during that visit (Why this September is special – 2: refers).