In 1971 John Lennon wrote “Imagine,” a song that expressed his dream of world peace: “Imagine all the people / Living life in peace … You may say I’m a dreamer / But I’m not the only one / I hope someday you’ll join us / And the world will be as one.”
The life we desire and our witness of God in us has to start somewhere and it starts in our thoughts. Imagine. Visualize. Dream that we may experience. Let our imagining then become our action. Our action in our words, in our smiles, in our embracing of another. Action in our service to others. Let our imagining be one of seeing love and light wherever we may be. Love that heals and encourages. Light that exposes the darkness that we may be transformed through the energy of the Christ. Imagine peace in our community, our country and the world.
Imagine what it is we would wish to experience. Affirm that which we would wish to experience – proclaim that which we would wish to experience – and with grateful hearts offer up thanksgiving to God, that Spirit is indeed moving in our lives.
Imagination is powered by faith and followed by belief. It is followed by new vision and possibility and it is powered by knowing that God can, will, and does indeed provide all that we need to move forward – with that imagining – to creating a new picture of our lives in vivid colors and textures.
Imagine and believe.
“I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” (Psalm 27: 13)
Affirmation: “What new imaginings can God and I create together today?”
Rev. Jefferson Beeker
We live our lives one thought at a time. Let each of those thoughts really count for something wonderful.
Please join us each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall for our Contemporary worship and Praise service, “Acts of God.” Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship.
Also, join me on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8 PM for an hour of guided and silent meditation, reflection, affirmation and prayer. As always, we will share communion together. Everyone is welcome.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. www.fccnh.org
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