Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man… Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” Our imagination is such a precious tool. We could use our spiritual imagination to imagine the scenes of scripture; what it was like, who was there, what they said, how was the weather that day. By using our imagination we can be with God and God can be with us in every situation. We can see and experience where God is acting in our lives and how his hand is guiding us. We can imagine what God’s beauty is like – what the people in Jesus time must have experienced – what heaven must look like. This brings me peace. Imagine God as a potter and we are the clay. What good is clay on its own? What can it do on its own? What can it create on its own? Nothing… It will dry, crack and be good for nothing. But in the hands of God, in the hands of the Potter, all things are possible. Imagine being molded into a dish that can hold holy water, or feed the hungry, or even feed the birds. Imagine being a dish that holds or contains the body of Christ. How about being molded into a cup to give water to the needy or a chalice to hold the precious blood of Christ or being molded into the image of Christ crucified on the Cross. All the beautiful possibilities if we would allow ourselves to be formed, shaped, and even chiseled into the precious and beautiful image we were created in. Imagine being used for the purpose we were destined for; to serve our Lord. Allow yourself to be recreated – allow yourself to be formed anew – allow yourself to be used by God for this is what it means to be loved by him. God’s peace and blessings always.
First Sunday of Advent