“Without faith, there is no imagination; without imagination, there is no innovation; and without innovation, there is no future.” - Mitri Raheb
Hebrews 11: 1-4
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.”
John 7: 37-38
“On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.’”
Comment: I have long been fascinated by the importance of imagination in the realm of faith. I truly believe that the spirit of God opens our eyes to see opportunities and possibilities where we could not see them before. Without imagination, we get stuck in our ways!
Dear God, open our eyes to see beyond the world that we have gotten used to. Let us every once in a while see things from the perspectives of others. Fuel our imagination that we get a better sense of what you may want us to do and who you want us to be and what your church could be like in our times. Amen.