“Benefits of Imagination”
I have a friend who is a talented story teller and illustrator. She has a Blog where she posts articles that always you get my grey cells churning.
In her latest blog entry entitled, “Benefits of Imagination” she speaks of alternative worlds which take a bit of thinking and imagination to consider.
Her warm hearted and entertaining stories involve bushy tailed squirrels who wear sneakers, and piggy’s who ride bicycles among other things. Writing and illustrating theses stories admittedly involves a vivid imagination to create. You may visit her Blog at:
Her most recent article about the benefits of imagination caused my mind to race to the fact that the kingdom of God is an alternative world in which we either believe or disbelieve exists.
This kingdom of which Jesus of Nazareth preached and demonstrated is also an alternate world which is opposite of the world in which we are presently living.
In Acts 17:6 the Apostle Paul was accused of turning the world upside down.
And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
The followers of Christ were accused of turning the world upside down because they were going about preaching and teaching the things concerning the Kingdom of God!
My friend said the following in her article:
“. . . we might do well to believe “six impossible things before breakfast.” When I consider things in my life, so many would have seemed impossible, but they did happen, and they happened because I was willing to first consider, then believe them. Maybe a fondness for fantasy has its merits–I know I like to think so.”
Perhaps the Creator of this ever expanding universe of which we are all a part created mankind with the ability to imagine and fantasize because He knew that one day His Son would come to earth and show us the present availability of the reality of the kingdom of God.
Jesus said in order to see the kingdom of God one must be born again or more correctly stated “born from above.” This takes believing that God raised Christ from the dead.
Believing in something that is seemingly impossible takes faith and the Bible states in Hebrews 11:1 that faith is the invisible substance of hoped for even though it is invisible or unseen.
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Today the Kingdom of God remains unseen but one day this Kingdom where God Rules will be a visible reality.
Do you believe this?