When I was a child, I loved to pretend. When I pretended, I actually saw what I imagined. If I wanted my bear to talk, I just saw him come to life and talk. It was amazing!!! I still remember it. I also remember thinking, I do not want to grow up…because somehow, I knew that this gift would end. Sure enough, one day it stopped.
Sometimes, I wonder why it stopped, and I wonder why God let me be able to do that as a child. I also wonder if there is a power in imagination that we in the church have not understood. Did you know that people can imagine they are sick and sure enough, they will manifest all the symptoms of the illness? Wikipedia says “In some cases, they can seem so ‘real’ that specific physical manifestations occur such as rashes and bruises appearing on the skin, as though imagination had passed into belief or the events imagined were actually in progress.”
So I wonder, what if sick people imagined Jesus healed them, and that passed into belief, with faith like a child…would they, could they…manifest a healing?
I still think it is so amazing that I was able to “see”…and to believe it was real. I had faith as a child, THE faith of a child. When I hear about creative miracles, I wonder if this gift of imagining, seeing and believing could be used to release that.
Luke 18:17 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”
Matthew 18:3 And said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”