musings on worship and christian living

Thought of the Day: Imagination
July 24, 2009, 12:15 am
Filed under: Life, Random Musings

Imagination is a wondrous gift from God.  With it we can dream worlds of magic and wonder, notate musical movements that move the human heart to heights of joy and depths of sorry, paint works that inspire awe and introspection and pen poetry that stirs the heart and propels us into motion.  When imagination lives we have no understanding of what God cannot do.  When imagination lives we dream of what He CAN do and then watch in amazement when HE proves that our wildest imaginings couldn’t come close to His actual ability.  Imagination is paramount in the heart of a child which Jesus so clearly asked us to retain.  Imagination fosters hope, breeds compassion, conquers sickness, feeds hunger and lifts away despair.  Imagination is the engine of love, moving it ever forward as it fights to change to world.

Sadly imagination is often the first casualty of coming of age, killed off in favor of what is deemed to be the stronger of qualities.  What we fail to recognize is that imagination is the strongest of all our abilities, for with it we reach beyond every boundary and live life to its fullest, just as the greatest imagination created us to be.


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I really love this one. Great thought, thanks for it.

Comment by Shan

awesome and profound

Comment by sue

Well put Nathan! A few years ago I was talking with a friend about Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and we both came to the conclusion that more than anything else, it was Stravinsky’s imagination that allowed him to write such an innovative work.

Thanks for the thought.

Comment by Tim Downing

Well put.

Comment by Juli Starling

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