I love Lehi's dream of the tree of life for several reasons. One of my favorite things about it, though, is the fact that it was a dream and that the description of it feels very dream-like. As a person who has had a few life-changing dreams, I have a deep gratitude for this form of revelation.
In the April 2012 General Conference, Elder Scott spoke about dreams as a form of revelation in his talk, "How to Obtain Revelation and Inspiration for Your Personal Life." The following quote is exactly what I have observed about dreams as a form of personal revelation:
"Revelation can also be given in a dream when there is an almost imperceptible transition from sleep to wakefulness. If you strive to capture the content immediately, you can record great detail, but otherwise it fades rapidly. Inspired communication in the night is generally accompanied by a sacred feeling for the entire experience. The Lord uses individuals for whom we have great respect to teach us truths in a dream because we trust them and will listen to their counsel. It is the Lord doing the teaching through the Holy Ghost. However, He may in a dream make it both easier to understand and more likely to touch our hearts by teaching us through someone we love and respect."
Why do you think the Lord speaks to us in so many different ways? What are the benefits of having a variety of ways to speak to His children?