It's Woody, Jessie and Buzz against the law breaking Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head and an oversized pig spaceship. Things don't seem to be going the right way...and then you realise none of it is really happening.
OK. So, maybe you realised that when I mentioned Mr. Potato head. All of the action in the opening of Toy Story 3 is the imaginings of a young boy. And to him, in that moment, they are real. Very real. And exciting!
I have been thinking a lot about imagination lately.
In Ephesians, Paul wrote:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
And in the gospels we read:
Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'
As adults, we know how to ask. But we've forgotten how to use our imagination!
Children know how to imagine.
What if part of bringing the Kingdom of heaven to earth is learning to use our imagination? Learning to dream wild dreams and crazy plans.
God can do immeasurably more than we can imagine.
We can't out imagine God!
How exciting would it be to imagine our wildest dreams and hopes for our friends, our families, our cities, and watch God do something even better?!