Naturalist and author Edward Abbey wrote, “Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.”
No, it doesn’t. It confirms it!
Reformation Day this year is Tuesday, October 31st. What sparked the fire in Martin Luther’s soul, back in 1517, was when he read the prophet Habakkuk’s statement: “The righteous will live by his faith” (2:4).
To accomplish anything in this life requires belief that ranges out ahead of what you can now see. Yeah. Faith! Believing in what hasn’t yet happened requires imagination. That’s why God issued it to you.
You’ve heard without faith it’s impossible to please God. Right?
Without faith – focused use of your God-created imagination – it’s impossible to even please yourself.
Don’t trash your imagination just because some guy sneered at it. God gave it to you for a reason.
Think about it.
© D. Dean Boone, October 2017