Art Story: "Ice Skating on a Waterfall" - The Power and Importance of Imagination
One of the joys of creativity and connecting with your imagination is the glorious privilege of participating in the impossible; like Ice Skating on a Waterfall. As an artist who is also a follower of Jesus, I find it absolutely imperative that I engage my imagination to go beyond the principles which govern the seen, temporal world and believe in the impossible which reaches into the principles that govern the supernatural world. For what is unnatural here, is natural there. We just have to figure out how to bring the principles which govern the supernatural world into the natural world.
I am reminded of the scripture where Jesus walks on water. (Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, John 6:16-21) The action of walking on water is something that cannot take place in this natural world by staying within the perimeters of the principles which govern that same world. Gravity is one natural principle which makes this feat impossible here on earth. Yet since he did walk on water, Jesus accessed and released principles from his supernatural sphere, which is not confined by gravity, into the earth's sphere in order to override the natural principle of gravity. (How crazy exciting is that?!?!) What is considered a miracle on earth is simply commonplace and ordinary in the supernatural realm. This is where Jesus lives and where we, his followers, abide with him now too - spiritually speaking. "And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 2:16
Beginning back in my twenties I would read this scripture, "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 I would literally allow myself time to imagine this impossible. And since, according to this scripture, Jesus is able to do "immeasurably more" than what I imagine, my faith (his power at work in me) grew past what I could see with my natural eyes and rested securely on the sphere I could only see with my spiritual eyes. Where miracles are commonplace.
I am thankful I began at a young age to learn how to throw off the chains of "impossible" which is an accepted and expected principle which governs the natural world. And choose to follow my Savior's lead into His supernatural world and access all of God's possibilities. And in so doing, I am participating in bringing His kingdom to earth.
“Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven."
~ Matthew 6:10
Painting: Ice Skating on a Waterfall, 2019 (Sold)