Phone Call from God

August 1, 2004

[telephone]Last night I set the alarm for 7:00 a.m. which is earlier than I like to get up during the summer, but I had to get my butt out of bed for pre-service band practice. I thought I would have trouble waking up.

But in a dream, I got a phone call from Jared. For some reason he was calling from Australia. I think that may have been a hint that it wasn’t really Jared. (If you’ve ever had a God-dream, you know what I mean.)

Jared was giving me a sales pitch about going to this year’s Soliton Sessions. Blah blah blah. I have been thinking of going but have been oddly reluctant. It’s a good chunk of time away from Kay, just as the kids are getting settled back into school. I don’t like going places without Kay, I feel like half of me is missing. I can’t afford the money. What if I finally get a job and have to start work? …These are the objections that have been rumbling around in my head.

So I interrupted Jared’s sales pitch to say I wasn’t sure. He goes, “Jon, it’s August 1st today! Do you know what that means? It means we’re practically in a panic around here getting ready, the Sessions are almost here. Don’t put it off!”

And I snapped awake at 6:10.

I guess that means I’m going!

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

2 responses to Phone Call from God

  1. Yeah, I know…God has a way of doing that. He’s going to get our attention one way or the other.
    Wow! Those are some heavy hitter speakers that are going to be at that conference! Pls give us a report of how it goes, won’t you?

  2. Jon, I love you. I smiled ear to ear when I got your email–God i miss blogging! You know, I had thought several times about asking you whether you were coming this year or not, and didn’t b/c i didn’t want to come across as i did in your dream…but I guess God took care of it for me!
    Give our love to Kay–I’m excited to see you. We’re going to have a blast this year, and guess who’s also staying with us? Greg Adkins and Jeph Hurst. Should be fun…