God, we are made by you:
Imagined by you,
Formed in your image,
Created by your love.
We often forget that we are creatures of imaginative potential,
That our imaginations, like yours, can be generative and life-giving
Useful to your Kingdom.
We often forget that our assumptions about you are limited
By our experience here;
By words on a page,
By culture and tradition,
By our ego,
By our smallness.
But with these starting points, and with imagination, we can let go of assuming
And move closer to you.
We struggle, because we only know things that you are like
Like a parent
Like a king.
But we know that these are incomplete comparisons:
Nothing we know can define you.
We pause now, and open our minds
To the fullness of God;
Of which we can contain only a little at a time -
A portion that gives us life
And makes us hungry and thirsty for more.
Fueling our imaginations.
This is what we ask for:
To be able to move past what we can see, feel,
Taste, touch and hear with our mortal bodies.
Toward a new horizon, a new reality:
A Kingdom you are imagining
And inviting us to imagine and embody.