March 14, 2019
Friend and Master Returns by Surprise, with a Crutch
I was at a small military base of some kind that had barely acquired real buildings instead of tents. This one building was a rickety old structure with our command activity on the second floor.
I was think about the Master returning, how He said that He might come at midnight, or in the morning, etc.
The stairs were attached to the outside of the building like most barracks. In the morning, I made my way down the stairs right when the sun had come up. At the bottom of the stair, He was just arriving. It felt as though He were a sergeant or lieutenant — not a really big high rank.
Evidently I was the first person to greet Him and no one else was there at that moment.
For some reason He had a single crutch under His harm. I offered to take His crutch so He could use the stairs. He handed it to me and turned back to say, with a twinkle and a smile in His eye, “Keeping the ten commandments, I see!”
This surprised me: I immediately thought, Do You mean the (two) greatest commandments? I did not know which commandent because I thought He was talking about me helping Him with His crutch.
Once inside the command building, nobody seemed to notice His arrival because nothing big happened. Instead, He reclined on a cot and pulled out a smart phone or small computer to call His home where I think it was His mother, going about her normal life. I had been making some bratwurst-type sausages and He saw them and like familiar friends we read each other’s minds and I said, “Would You like some?” I brought over the sausages on a plate and He said to His device: “Look Mom, [ my friend here ] cooked these up and we’re having sausage.” Then He showed me to her with the camera and I waved. I sat with Him as He rested from His journey.
That’s when I woke up.
Scriptures provided by my sister in Christ, Shelly:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
Jesus answered by saying, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important commandment. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments” (Matthew 22:37–40).