I dreamt I was at church for an event. My wife and I were sitting at a table in the main lobby and everything seemed to be going great.
I noticed two uniformed officers standing at the back of the lobby. They did not seem to be ready for work and looked like they were still getting their gear on. I noticed they put their ears to their radio and then started running down the hallway that led to the children’s area. As they ran, they looked like they were still fumbling with their equipment and because of their fumbling, it slowed them down.
Since I knew my kids were in the children’s ministry, I was alarmed and started running down the hall after the officers. As I got halfway down the hallway, I see my middle son, Benjamin, running towards me. He was crying and he looked all battered with ripped and dirty clothing.
I grabbed him in my arms and said, “What happened?!?!”
All he kept saying is, “Why did you let this happen Daddy?” over and over again.
I immediately felt like somehow I let my guard down and my children suffered for it. I said “Show me what happened!”
He took my hand and led me back to their classroom. When we got to the classroom, I saw the chairs were all knocked over and there was blood everywhere. I started looking all around the room to find my other children and they were not there.
I grabbed him tight and frantically yelled, “What happened?!?!?!”
He said “A huge great dane had gotten into the classroom and started attacking all the children!”
I started frantically searching the room for my kids when I suddenly woke up. Needless to say, I was shaken by that dream. It was so real and gave me a feeling of helplessness.
I had that dream about three weeks ago. I just found out this morning that my 3 year old daughter had a bad dream that shook her up pretty bad. She told my wife she dreamt all the kids were in the children’s ministry at church. She said that Mommy and Daddy were not there. Then a man came in with guns and started shooting. She said the men had long guns, were dark skinned and they spoke different than us. She said the one man who was shooting was happy and said, “I got one!”
I am the head of security at my church and now because of these dreams, I have changed procedures. I now place an armed congregant in the lobby at all times during the service and we are now locking the doors 10 minutes after church starts. That way, if someone did try to get in to get to the kids, they can’t get into the lobby and there is a person to deal with them before they get to the hallway. Even with these procedures, I still feel like it is not enough.
Author: Brett Creamer
Brett Creamer is a Bible teacher, evangelist and counselor. He worked for a large non-denominational mega church from 2006-2012 and ran a large ministry for 5 of those years. He now teaches at a church in Indiana and is very active in his church.
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