My thinking seems increasingly flat (clearly), but in the midst of this I nonetheless find Ephesians 3:20 to be an encouragement - because it pulls my imagination beyond my immediate circumstances toward what might be, or will be.
As we continue to meet virtually in small groups, for virtual forums, and as we work with graduating seniors for their transition to the workplace, we’ve all realized our need to work more at imagining what our lives should look like. Our work ought to be understood through the lens of our faith. How we interact with our family and neighbors ought to be informed by the mystery of having put on a new nature in Christ. How we think about New York City after this ought to be rooted in our understanding of God’s redemptive plan for this world.
I use the word “ought” because it is so directly linked to our imagination. Not much in this world is what it ought to be, but that’s why the church is here. In the community groups and events and Network-building we pursue in New York, we do this because God has imagined things to be much different than they currently are. And He calls us to expand our knowledge and imaginations in knowing Him and what He has called us to. Verse 20 is a challenge for us to grow in our ability to ask and think, not to be complacent. I hope you’ll continue to imagine with me the possibilities of being redemptive in this city. Zoom calls and all.
The dog blinked first.
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