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There's something special captured in this moment. I see a snapshot of forever that is locked in the gaze of an imaginary princess and a dog loyal to her affections. We have no need of movies or imaginary tales... they exist under our roof.
This moment that you find yourself here, is no mistake. It is time for you and I to take a step back from the noise of the day, and to again reconnect to the imaginative spirit that is embedded into our souls.
Created by the God that spoke the universe from His mouth, we are not defined or limited by the confines of our reality. We are created for more. What can you imagine today? Are you willing to step into the stuff of fairytales? I think what we can tap into is even so much larger that that.
The Kingdom of God is something that we must grasp with our imagination. While it is even more real than the reality that culture creates, it is sometimes harder to see, and even harder to realize that it is here.
We are called to imagine the world as created by God. A garden. A relationship. You are the son or daughter of the God who speaks everything into being. I want to gaze into his face for eternity... like the gaze between my fairytale princess and her loyal hound.
There is something powerful there.
I believe it is held in the gaze. A focus on the one who creates. Everything else comes into alignment. We see the reality that is imagined by God. Not the reality that a fallen world has distorted. In this gaze is an eternal understanding. There is nothing that can separate me from His love.
This fairytale is real.
There is nothing that is worth more than knowing Him. There is nothing that is more appealing that following the footsteps of His son. There is no better place to be than in the imaginative world of the God of everything.
May we stand in the light of this moment, captured in the gaze as trusted companions.
“Let the little children come to me,
and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven
belongs to such as these.”
The Gospel according to Matthew
Chapter 19, Verse 14