We sometimes think that “imagination” means something escapist or illusory. Yet, imagination is not something unreal or fake. It is essential to God’s hope for creation. “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine…” (Ephesians 3:20-21). God imagines a world where all are safe, all are loved, and all are fed.
When we use our imaginations in the way that God does, we can begin to envision–and work for! –a world…
where no child goes unfed, un-housed, or unloved; where no one ever fears abuse or violence; where clean water is not a dream but a reality for all; where small farmers do their work with dignity and are paid a fair wage for their labors; where agricultural practices enrich and renew the land rather than deplete; where survivors of natural disasters have the resources they need, now and for years to come; where vulnerable immigrants are welcomed in Christ’s name.
Can you imagine these things? Through your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing what we can imagine becomes ever more a reality for more and more people.
(quoted from the brochure, More than we can imagine)