Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Ezra, the mini guard
My grandchildren came over in dress-up clothes ready to play.  Noah was a dwarf and Laura was a princess whose love was being thwarted by a bad guy.  Hank was the guard.  He is always willing to dress up at a moment's notice if it involves a helmet and weapons.  They chose to play in the heat with the dwarf smartly making his dwelling under the shade of a butterfly bush. 

Doesn't imagination stun you sometimes?  When do adults lose that ability to play with abandon?  We turn to reading or some of us to writing, or to other bigger, more expensive toys to compensate.  God challenges us to use our imagination about when He comes to rescue His beloved, to take us to His kingdom which is more than we can think or imagine.  Keep that joy and hope that will not disappoint in your heart. 

"We are living out these lives of ours too much apart from God.  We toil on dismally, (Hi Ho!...) as if the making  or the marring of our destinies rested wholly with ourselves.  It is not so.  We are not the lonely, orphaned creatures we let ourselves suppose ourselves to be.   The earth, rolling on its way through space, does not go unattended.  The Maker and Controller of it is with it, and around it, and upon it.  He is with us here and now.  He knows us infinitely more thoroughly than we know ourselves.  He loves us better than we have ever dared to believe could be possible."
 William Huntington

"Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us..."
Ephesians 3:20
Imagine that!

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