Recently I was reminded of a dream I had about four years ago. I have always seen it as a prophetic word for the women in the Middle East, but I really felt that it is also applicable to some women who were at the Kaleidoscope conference.
In the Middle East the women have to wear head coverings and most are covered from head to toe in black or blue. I call them “shadows” because they almost float around, unnoticed, unheard, and unimportant, in the background of society.
In my dream I saw a lady dressed in black with her head covered and eyes downcast. During the dream she lifted her eyes up and then started to take off her head covering. She then began to dance with it in her hand and, as she did, it changed from a black scarf to a beautiful vibrant colour. As she danced through the dusty streets, other women began to do likewise and there where scarves in the most amazing and vibrant colours.
I feel that there are some women who feel like “shadows”. They are either covered by the words that have been spoken over them in the past, or thoughts they have placed upon themselves. (“Nobody notices or cares”, etc.) I feel that as they lift their eyes to our King He wants to bring such freedom and restore JOY and COLOUR back into their lives and that, in turn, will liberate others they meet.
I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up, and as a garden causes seed to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.