When I got pregnant for the first time, my husband and I had the attitude that we would have a boy, and this had turned from a dream into something we were already excited and looking forward to. During an evening in Rome, pastor Maxim woke me up in the middle of the night and told me: “I had a dream, but you will not like it. We will have a daughter and we will have to name her Sarah. ” It was like a scene taken out from the Bible, and it took me a while to realize it was real. I was worried that my dream would be shattered. A few weeks later we were at an examination, where medicine confirmed - we will have a girl!
When I heard the news, in fact, I felt as if something on the inside of me fell into its place. As if the spirit within me was responding to Heaven. I was overwhelmed with indescribable excitement and love and I realized that I was carrying something unusual in me. Not just a baby, not just another child. Another woman was being formed inside of me. She would have a goal. She has a destiny.
Peaks to conquer and heroic deeds to perform. She would have the potential to go so much further and higher than me. From that day on, I knew: she would always remind me that being a woman is a calling. Isn't it interesting how God imparts in us what we need? We often look for it elsewhere and have a different idea of it, but the dream of our life is sown on the inside of us and waiting to be born. As I am writing these lines, I can feel the heart of our Heavenly Father, which is being poured out towards His daughters, as mine is towards Sarah.
Today He is telling you: “You are My dream, born on this earth. Long before you existed, I gave you a name, I drew the features of your face, I was with you in your mother's womb and I am here now to stay with you! If you want to understand why you are here on this earth, my request to you today is, as you read these lines and meditate on His Word, to find a quiet place and incline your ear to Him. Because somewhere in eternity I can hear the words of your Heavenly Father, who tells you: "You are the daughter I have always dreamed of and more ..."
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], And before you were born I consecrated you [to Myself as My own]; I have appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
For You formed my innermost parts;You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;Wonderful are Your works,And my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was being formed in secret, And intricately and skillfully formed [as if embroidered with many colors] in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were appointed for me, When as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape]. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.