Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Several years ago we lived in New York City. We had lots of company! I always told people who came to visit that if we got on the train to go somewhere and somehow they didn't make it on before the door closed, they should just stand on the subway platform and I would get off at the next stop and come back and get them.
About two weeks ago I had a dream. I was in NYC and several of my friends were visiting. We all got on the train and as the doors closed and the train pulled away from the station, I looked out the window and one of my friends was not on the train. "Oh no", I thought. "My friend didn't get on the train!" Then I thought to myself, "No problem. I will just get off at the next stop and go back and get her." Then, in my dream, all of a sudden I thought, "No, I can't go back and get her." It was a strange dream and the next morning I told Tommy and John boy about it.
The next week I got word that my dear dear friend of many many years had died suddenly. She was not a believer. She was the one in my dream who did not get on the train.
(Read account of Noah and the great flood in Genesis chapters 6 and 7. Especially chapt. 7 verse 16.)