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God Used a Dream

He said, "Listen to my words: When there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams."  Numbers 12:6 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.On our visit to a Bedouin village in the Gaza Strip, a beautiful Bedouin lady, Hana, told us about dreams she had experienced.

In one of those dreams, she saw Jesus. She asked us why Jesus, the son of Mary, would appear to her, a Muslim. My Palestinian friend, Faiza, answered, “Maybe He was preparing you for our visit. He sent us to share with you about who He is.”

We began visiting Hana’s family and sharing Bible stories. Hana and her children compared them to the same stories from the Koran, noting the details that were different. They knew that I, as a Christian, believed the Bible, not the Koran, to be the true Word of God.

After a few months, I shared a passage from Building Bridges by Fuad Elias Accad on the topic, “Does the Koran Support the Crucifixion of Jesus?” Hana listened to all the arguments in support of the crucifixion. She and her children provided details from the Jesus film, which they had seen on Palestinian television. During our discussion, Hana and her husband acknowledged that Jesus died on the cross. Hana also said she believed He died to save people from their sins.

The Bible gives many accounts of God revealing Himself to certain individuals through dreams and visions. I believe God used a dream to communicate with Hana.

It’s easy in our culture to be skeptical about the supernatural revelation of God, but God presents Himself in many ways. The Christian life is characterized by God’s power in our lives through the Holy Spirit.

Pray for God to reveal Himself to your nonbelieving friends and for you to be ready to encourage and help them understand His gospel.

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Patricia Frost

For thirty-five years, Patricia Frost was an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher employed by the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. From 1979 to 2014, she served as a missionary teacher in the Middle East. After completing her career overseas, she is now happily married and living at the Martha Franks Baptist Community in Laurens, South Carolina.


  1. This was a very nice devotional reminding me to pray every day for my loved ones to have dreams about Jesus and who He is.