The human imagination is a wonderful thing! When I think of imagination; I immediately think of Walt Disney. On October 1, 1971, five years after the great Walt Disney passed away; Disney World had its grand opening. During the dedication ceremony, someone turned to Mrs. Walt Disney and said, “Isn’t it a shame that Walt didn’t live to see this?” Mrs. Disney replied, “He did see it, that’s why it’s here.”
All of us to some degree or another have an imagination. Many of the modern conveniences we have today started in someone’s imagination. As I was falling asleep one night; I started remembering how God led my wife and me in our lives. I started to use what I call my “sanctified Imagination.”
By that, I mean using my imagination to “flesh out” passages of Scripture and the character of Jesus.
Example: I wondered what does God do while I sleep? I know, He has a whole universe to oversee but what is He doing in my life while I sleep? Psalm 121:3-4. The psalmist writes, “He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.”
Here’s where my imagination comes to play. I can imagine Jesus sitting beside my bed, smiling as He puts together the events of my coming day. Psalm 143:8 I would like to think He says with pleasure, “Just wait and see what I have in store for you when you wake up.” (It just might be possible.”)