“Your old men will dream dreams” Parts 3 and 4

January 23, 2006

These dreams are shorter and about a month old. They seem to be a continuation of a series begun in dream 1 and dream 2.

Dream 3: I am playing in a worship concert. I look around at the band, at the audience, and I am spending so much energy focusing on them that I am not catching the groove. So I chuck inhibition and leap off the stage — not as a show, but to lose myself totally. I become immersed in the worship and lose all awareness of other people. The music enfolds me and becomes intense and super-cool. When I bring my awareness back and get back onto the stage, I notice that the audience is really getting into it, but I don’t care. I also notice that the entire rhythm section has been replaced by different people, and these people are good. Especially the bass player, though I can’t make out who it is. They are making it possible for me to reach new levels of funkdom. Ahhh.

Dream 4: I have just finished leading worship, feeling pretty good about how things went, when I am approached by the guy who used to lead worship. Apparently it wasn’t as good for him as it was for me, because he said, “There don’t seem to be any solos anymore. I miss a big solo.” I look at him, puzzled, and it is apparent that we are operating in different worlds. His critique makes no sense in the context of my dream. He is a former authority figure in my life, so I think he represents authority. And I don’t get his question because the band works together as a whole, not elevating one instrument over another.

And I begin to see more clearly that none of these four dreams are about worship.

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 “Your old men will dream dreams” Parts 3 and 4

  1. Well .. it seams a tad odd that playing music with the likes of us inspires you to dream about playing people who are “good”.
    Bring on this jumping off the stage stuff

  2. Well, ya go me stumped! Are ya gonna share what these dreams ARE about?? Or are ya gonna leave us hanging here?