The imagination is the ability to form things and events in the mind that are not necessarily there. And, depending on the things we feed our imagination it can create some impacting images and affect our feelings like never before. Like on the TV series “The Twilight Zone” where one’s imagination can wonder of to different dimensions particularly in the unknown, with our faith we can feed our imagination and create some expectations in the spiritual aspect that will come to be. The idea in God that if I imagine it, it will come to be is a healthy imagination. In fact, Jesus said that if you say to that mountain move and be cast into the sea and do not doubt it will (Mk11:23). So, if you imagine it and you add faith to it, it will come to existence. Paul tells us that God’s invisible powers and divine nature are revealed, so that we can be without excuse (Ro1:20). Believing that something that may seem hopeless when adding a little imagination and faith it can have a resurrecting turnabout is what God expects from us. To believe that God can do a particular thing one has to have an imagination with faith attached to it, for we have to believe that God is a rewarder of the good and that without faith it is impossible to please God (he11:6).
3 Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. 4 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
Your faith has to compliment your imagination in order for things to happen. Like the friends of this paralyzed man who when they came to the obstacle of the crowd and Jesus, it took a little imagining how were they going to get their friend to him. This man’s state to regaining or resurrecting his ability to walk again hung on the imagination and faith of his friends. To believe that something can resurrected no matter how long its been dead or none functioning a faith based imagination needs to be in the practice. In the story of Jesus’ friend Lazarus who died and was dead for four days and Jesus delayed his coming, he did so his disciples could imagine what he would do for his friend (Jh11:14). Mary and Martha needed to exercise their faith in order for their imaginations to imagine the impossible. So, Jesus came with the big question that each and everyone of us are asked each day, Jesus asked Martha “I am the resurrection and the life…, do you believe this” (Jh11:25-26). The Apostle tells us that we need not to focus our eyes on the things that are not seen with the eye, but the unseen (2Cor4:18), because that is where our imagination feeds of.