First Week – The Gift of Creation

As we start this journey and we begin thinking of Creation.  We cannot help but think of the limitless imagination that God has.  And He gave this gift to us as well.

You have it.  I have it.  We all have it to varying degrees.  It is actually rather magical.  Every time people talk about the imagination, they are usually talking of fantastical ideas, epic novels, or wild and wonderful works of art.  Yes, that is a type.  But there is even a better type of imagination.  It is what allows you to conceive of something that you cannot see, you cannot touch, and you cannot hear.  It allows you to form new ideas that are not in the physical world.  That is the only way that most people can conceive of God.  God gave us imagination, not only to make our lives better, like the invention of the pillow, yay, but also so that we can conceive of Him.  Many people pride themselves on saying what they can see or touch is real.  We all know that that logic is faulty.  Certain drugs allow you to see and feel things that aren’t there.

Now I am not saying that we make up God, or that we make up that He is answering our prayers.  God made our brain to make up its mind.  The mind is not tangible, but we all know it is there.  Angels are there.  God is there!

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, wasn’t with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

After eight days again his disciples were inside, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, the doors being locked, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace be to you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Reach here your finger, and see my hands. Reach here your hand, and put it into my side. Don’t be unbelieving, but believing.”

Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen, and have believed.”

John 20: 24-29

Please join me in prayer.

“I come to you, my God, with a grateful heart.  Thank You, O Lord for surrounding me with your unconditional Love and Divine Acceptance.  Thank You, O Lord for showering me with all your sacred blessings.  Please open my heart so that I am truly grateful for all that you have done, are doing and will do, now and forever.  I am grateful for my imagination, from making pictures in my mind while reading a book, to thinking of new ideas on how to make the world a more loving place.  I am grateful for the ability to have a conception of You.  I am grateful that I can open my mind to all of the possibilities that the imagination You have given me.  I am grateful for the unimaginable depths of Your Love.  For all these things – Thank You, O Lord.  Amen.”

Please meditate and listen to God.

 

Peace be with you.

 

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