I’m aware that this weekend was of some import to Anglicans south of the border. Most of what can be said, has been said. So I’ve just been listening and observing the reaction.
Anyway, something came to me yesterday that may have some bearing. Now, a little disclaimer is needed here. Firstly, this is hot off the press, as it were. It has not been tested by our prophetic group, nor have I had time for more than a brief reflection. However, mindful of the day I received it, I thought it might be worth putting in the public domain for your prayerful consideration.
This is what I saw. A ship that we were sailing on had its’ back broken and was sinking fast. Indeed, only the bow and stern was visible above the waves. Swiftly it sunk out of sight and left me and others treading water. I had a sense of sadness and a desire to hold on, as if by will that we could save this ship, but it sunk swiftly and with a finality.
Suddenly, as we were treading water, up from the waters below us rose another ship. So that, at one moment, we were treading water, the next we were standing on the deck of a supertanker. Yes, a supertanker. Not what you might imagine as normally happening after a sinking – no drowning or rescue by another ship or whatever. Nor is it normal for fully working ships to come up from the sea. We were stunned, grateful and suprised all at once.
Some random thoughts on these pictures:
Sinking ships have been used as analogies for our current Anglican troubles. So, this may have some bearing into this. Course, it could mean something different entirely. Like I have an overactive ship imagination or something 😉
The sense that we didn’t have to go anywhere, indeed that we really had nowhere to go or any means to get there. That it was all the Lords’ doing.
The strangeness of the vessel that was presented to us. Like, couldn’t we have a battleship or something? Then I got to thinking, what is it that a tanker can do? Well, full of fuel, it has the ability to refuel many, many ships. Make of that what you will. Perhaps it will be that we will have the ability to touch and refuel many people/groups beyond our current Anglican world??
Course, this may mean something entirely different, or may not mean much at all. I invite you to comment…..
Oh, related to this is the Ichabod prophecy. There’s another one too regarding lifeboats from last year that I’ll try and post sometime this week. This vision may be for a post-lifeboat time…..after all lifeboats are all well and good….but you wouldn’t really want to live in one forever.
This is the Lords’ doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.