Imagining the unimaginable.
Creating something that the normal mind has not yet conceived leaves one with a vision that has no sustenance until the dreamer places it beyond the grasp of human intellect. When God imagined the world there were no other essentials in existence that could contradict his imagination and therefore everything that is became who we are in a universe of wonder.
“In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless wasteland, and darkness covered the abyss, while a mighty wind swept over the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from darkness. God called the light “day” and the darkness he called “night”. (Gn 1: 1 - 2).
Trying to look beyond the world that has its own created existence lies an imagination that is the dream of a divine creator establishing everything and everyone into a multi-universal existence. Every attempt to unravel the many mysteries of God will only create a confused mind without any answers. All any of us can do is imagine ourselves in a void of emptiness and watching from outside of ourselves as our creator completes what is and will always be towards a human creation. This can be called an imagination that is just that, imagining a reality that none of us has control over.
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you.” “See, I place my words in your mouth. This day I set you over nations and kingdoms, to root up and to tear down, to destroy and demolish, to build and to plant.” (Jer 1: 5, 10). God’s dream implanted into the heart of man to accomplish his plan of salvation.
However, as the way the mind of man creates an imaginable thrust towards power and self-worship we begin to understand the fast fall from grace any one can see when the imagination without God becomes our dilemma of hope.
The fall of mankind was not part of God’s imagination but the enemy of God and humanity had his own imagination that if left alone would destroy everything God dreamed of when creating all that is.
Within the very essence of a divine dream God imagined and put into the realm of humanity one like himself; His only begotten Son who would change the dream of Satan and save mankind from eternal death. This is then the imagination of a loving God who would not allow any other imaginable entity to contaminate his original dream.
We all dream of things that for the most part fall into visions that usually have little meaning since they don’t complete a pattern of common reality. For some there are circumstances that do make a complete understanding and these can become a very meaningful existence for one’s imagination. Perhaps this may be how an imagination can result in a most unimaginable manner.
Of course no human mind will ever understand how God’s divine dream of creating a world that is more than an imagination, it is a finality with purpose for the human race and an eternal existence that is far greater than any of us can imagine. As with Jeremiah we are the recipients of a divine imagination that has presented us with the example of Christ to reach those who do not believe and bring them to his Father, God Almighty.
Ralph B. Hathaway