Dreaming of the Lamb

"Adoration of the Lamb" (detail) by van Eyck
“Adoration of the Lamb” (detail) by van Eyck

“Dad, I had another dream about God last night,” said the nine-year-old son who had an intense dream about the Eucharist a few months earlier.

“Oh? Tell me about it,” his Dad asked with a heightened curiosity.

“Well, I woke up to the sound of destruction in our neighborhood.  Trees were falling and everything was being destroyed; it was dark and gloomy, total chaos!”

“Wow, tell me more. What happened, was it like a severe storm or tornado?”

The son answered, “No, it was a force, like a dark cloud shaped in a circle, moving and crushing everything in its path.  The strange thing about this was the dark force replaced everything with giant mansions.  They were put up in place of where people lived.  Even the animals scattered.”

“What did you do?” asked his Dad interested in this detail.

“I went outside holding a lamb, just like the one on the stained glass window at church.  I held that lamb tightly and went outside.  The lamb was with me, I don’t know why.  But, when the force saw the lamb it became really mad, so I put the lamb down and the force went crazy.  A battle started and all of sudden the dark circle just blew apart up into the sky.”

“What happened then?” his Dad asked, now amazed at what he was hearing.

“Everything went back to normal, and the neighborhood came back,” the boy described with a calm look on his face, “even the animals.”

Was God speaking to his son in a dream?  The Dad pondered many things.  He thought of the Bible and St. John’s book Revelation, especially Revelation 5 where the Lamb of God stands against Satan.  He was thinking about the stained glass window above the Altar at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church which depicts the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world positioned in the middle of the Twelve Apostles.  He thought his son might be day dreaming during Mass but, it turned out his son noticed the beauty of the church.

May the Lord bless His Catholic Church and your parish, that all future generations of children will keep our Faith.

Editor’s Note: Check out this other article about another dream this nine-year-old boy had over a year ago.

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By Mike Carlton

Mike Carlton Writer

Mike Carlton was born in Buffalo, NY. He married his college sweetheart Laurie and has six children. They were married in Ohio in 1991 and live in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. He is the son of the former NFL football star Wray Carlton. Mike currently works as the Global Vice President of MiMedx, a worldwide orthopedic biologics company in medical devices.

He graduated in 1989 from Miami University, Oxford OH with a B.S degree in Marketing and studied in the M.B.A program at Xavier University, Cincinnati OH. He earned an archdiocesan Catechetical Teaching Certificate for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta in 2003.

Mike was raised Presbyterian and converted to the Catholic Church in 2002. In 2003, he started the apologetics ministry called “Why Catholic” at his parish, St. Peter Chanel, Roswell GA. In addition, Mike and Laurie help start, with Deacon Mike Bickerstaff, MAC “Marriages Are Covenants”, a ministry outreach program of the Integrated Catholic Life for married couples. He has been interviewed on the Sacred Heart Radio Program, the “Deep in Scripture” program on EWTN radio, and has been an invited guest on the “Journey Home” television program on EWTN. A popular speaker, Mike has given his conversion talk around the Archdiocese of Atlanta.