A Good Imagination
I’ve got a pretty good imagination. I think up some pretty crazy scenarios, some positive and great and hopeful, some quite the opposite. I’ll leave it at that. I will say that I can relate to Han Solo in Star Wars: A New Hope when Luke is persuading him to rescue Princess Leia.
Luke: But they’re going to kill her!
Han: Better her than me!
Luke: She’s rich.
Luke: Rich. Powerful. Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be –
Luke: Well, more wealth than you can imagine!
Han: I don’t know. I can imagine quite a bit.
My imagination goes beyond the tangible, though it does include some of that too. I won’t open the door to what goes on in my mind. Just trust me that it’s pretty wild sometimes. Some of you can relate.
What continually amazes and awes me is that God goes far beyond anything I – or you – can imagine.
“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
I especially like the Amplified version of the beginning of these verses…
“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more…
Not just abundantly more but SUPERabundantly more. As if that word doesn’t capture it well enough, let’s look at how other translations say it to even better grasp what we’re being told what God can do.
“far more abundantly”
“above and beyond”
“so much more”
“exceedingly above all”
Never forget that God does more than we can imagine. Way more. Even when I think it looks like he’s doing less, he’s doing more. Every time.
How do we respond? Give him glory. What else can we do?