It is reported that Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
I believe there is a lesson in that for parents as their children grow up. The dreams and imaginations of a child are as important, or more so, than teaching them “how the world really works.” Don’t spend too much time burdening your children with what “isn’t possible,” instead teach them to dream of “what could be possible.”
As Christians, it is also a reminder to us. God said He is “able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…” (Ephesians 3:20). If we can imagine it, God can surpass it. Is that how we live our lives? Or do we settle for “how the world really works?” Have we killed our faith by the facts of life?
Dream, imagine, pray, and serve. God IS able.
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