The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


God's Dream

Three little children are asked what they dream about in their loveliest dreams and do they know what God dreams about.

The answers come in pictures about sharing, caring, playing, laughing, crying and forgiving. "God dreams that every one of us will see that we are all brothers and sisters" even when we live in different faraway lands, speak different languages and have different ways of talking to God. The picture for the last answer shows Christian, Buddhist, Jewish and Muslim children at prayer.

God's DreamThe text is by retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 for his lifelong struggle to bring equality, justice and peace to his homeland South Africa.

The ideas here have been adapted by him and Douglas Carlton Abrams from their book God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time (Doubleday Religion, 2003).

The illustrations by the award-winning LeUyen Pham add vibrancy to this classic story that honors unity, diversity and working together to create a better world (Candlewick Press, 2008).


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