June 16, 2019
Sermon Series: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs
Message: I Can Do More Than Imagine
Scripture: Revelation 21:1-7
If you are a fan of Contemporary Christian Music, here is one that might surprise you. (And it could help you if this ever comes up in a trivia contest.)
Did you know that the song, I Can Only Imagine, is now 20 years old? And another piece of trivia: I Can Only Imagine is the most played song in the history of Christian radio and the best-selling Christian song of all-time. Therefore, preaching into a series on Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, it only makes sense that we would touch on this one.
Imagination has always, in my mind, been a beautiful thing. There are times when I feel as if we don't have to use our imagination like we once did...thanks to the creativity of media today. But in other ways, I feel like the advancement of media has made our imaginations go wild. Some will say that this song has made their imagination go wild, but I believe God is responsible for that. From the first page of the Bible, our minds had to imagine the story of creation in all of it's splendor and wonder. And the same can be said for the ending of the Bible and much of what happens from the beginning to the end.
But there have been those times that 'the end' has always had us imagining. Maybe that is part of the reason that I Can Only Imagine is so popular. We like to imagine "what it will be like" and "what our eyes will see" when life as we know it comes to an end. So in the midst of reading scripture and imagining this week, I realized that I can do more than imagine.
What about you? Do you imagine or do you more than imagine? Does your faith and belief in all that God has given to us lead you to do more than imagine?
Join us this Sunday as we think of those words in relation to all that God has given to us. May God bring all of that together to lead us to imagine, to give thanks, to live expectantly.
See you Sunday!