“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ― Albert Einstein
Kids at play never cease to amaze me, especially when they use their imaginations. Oh, the journeys they embark on through their makebelieve world!
They can become a model, who walks the runway that emerges from a row of ordinary chairs.
Blocks and cars become New York City, complete with big sister Beth's house (on the right), which he's never seen.
"unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."~ Matthew 18:3~ Maybe, just maybe, God said this because, He is so wonderful, so magnificent, we can't begin to fathom it with our limited imaginations?
"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." ~Ephesians 3:20~ Again, we can't imagine or fathom it! What if we prayed without the limit of our lack of imagination? What if we really believed that God could do miracles?
Isaiah speaks of a day when, "a little child shall lead them"~(Isaiah 11:6)~, could he be telling us that we could all use a good dose of childhood imagination?
I'm no Biblical scholar, but I do recognize the theme in the Bible over and over which celebrates the innocence and wonder of childhood.
For now, I'll just stand back and admire my kids' imaginations and the play that it brings. I'll try to cultivate it, protect it and mourn the day when it is stifled by them growing up and feeling the pressure that tells them that to be a grown up you can't use your imagination.