Thursday, May 22, 2014


I love the thought of imagination.  It thrusts every individual, who is willing to believe, into the very artistic nature of God.  Genesis is quick to state we are created in Their (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) image(ination).

No facet of measurement nor limit can fathom the expansive glory of the very world we live in.  Ephesians 3:20-21 assures readers that God will always have capacity to provide above and beyond what we might ask or think.  Isaiah 55:8-9 declares God's thoughts are higher than ours; just as are His ways.

These two texts never expire!  They are always applicable to the best of!

Rosamund Stone Zander and husband, Benjamin, wrote The Art of Possibility fourteen years ago.  The books continues to thrill my heart.  One of the multitude of powerful comments is the following:

Let us suppose, now, that a universe of possibility stretches beyond the world of measurement to include all worlds; infinite, generative, and abundant. Unimpeded on a daily basis by the concern for survival, free from the generalized assumption of scarcity, a person stands in the great space of possibility in a posture of openness, with an unfettered imagination for what can be.

Imagination changes everything when possibility carries just a hint of hope. Mankind is perpetually tempted and influenced to operate by the seen so much more than the unseen. Yet, what is faith anyway?  Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1).  We are to walk by faith and not by sight (II Corinthians 5:7).

I've heard it stated that we are to walk by a practical faith.  Faith isn't practical to the earth-based mind.  It is sheer folly to the earth-system.  Minds and hearts have been corralled and imprisoned by the lure of definition, explanation, and expectation. When/if preachers preach a dumbed-down version of faith then churches will tend to look no different than the best social networks of our communities.  I include me in that limited mix.

But earth was hit, and hit hard, by a new way, a new world, a new creation when God came down in flesh-form to put on a demonstration of possibility.  The church must do more than make the stories fit for the kiddies at VBS.  These packets of truth are for we adults; oh ever-so-much and we would do well to absorb them every bit as much as the children do.

We must grow together to apply hearts of faith toward the risky, the unsearchable, and unfathomable.

We are called into a brave new creation of impossible possibility.  Let us talk like it and walk like it.

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