The image of God wiping tears is a powerful one. Still, too often I fear we are lacking in imagination. Is He only wiping superficial tears? Off an otherwise perfect face?
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The other day we took our smallest to a specialist and what we learned was almost a relief. Of course you want your child to be free of impediments, but its also almost a relief to recognize the truth and take it from there.
Describing the process of backing a u-haul or trainer into a driveway is awkward at best. Just like doing it. But the other day I saw a firetruck returning to its station. Two guys hopped out, each to one side, presumably to help with traffic, blind spots, and making it inside. Awkward? No. It was a thing of beauty! Smooth and precise with a priceless professional quality!
Garden of Eden II. A clarifying thought occurred to me about how I can imagine the Garden of Eden in perfection. Basically, it tentatively incorporates some later verses wherein God uses nature as an object lesson.
I had an introspective thought and then turned to wondering whether it had implications for character building on two levels. Let me know what you think.
Am I posting too much about reading? Or is reading relevant enough to writing and a writer’s life? Anyway, I heard of a Reformation reading plan that I thought I’d share. You go here, download an app, and away you go.
“[A]ppealing to the imagination is a way we can reach others” (p. 18, Imagination Redeemed: Glorifying God with a Neglected Part of Your Mind).
I’m just going to rip that line out of a paragraph so we can digest that a little bit. It seems to me that there are two big parts to this thought: a) we can reach others, and b) we can appeal to imagination in order to do so. Suddenly, imagination is a tool in our hands, and a connective one at that.