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Can I only imagine?

Posted by: David Carroll

There is a lot of buzz about the upcoming movie The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, and naturally there is a heightened interest in C.S. Lewis as a Christian apoligist with a wonderful storytelling ability. Andrew Hoffecker wrote a good article on this in the Reformation 21 » December feature.

God is more truly imagined than expressed, and He exists more truly than He is imagined.
– Augustine

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
– Sir Arthur Eddington

I think God delights in our imagination of Him. After all, Jesus used imaginative parables to illustrate truth in a way that allows it to be told without objection from the hearer. But our imagination can never fully comprehend His true majesty and glory.

God’s prescription for this is to stay focused on Jesus:

John 14:9 (NKJV)
He who has seen Me has seen the Father

John 1:14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

I can do more than imagine, I can be Jesus’ disciple and follow Him.

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