Christine's Corner: Imagination
Updated: Jul 14
Throughout the month of June during our children's sermon, we discussed different spiritual practices that the children could do throughout the week. One that we did not talk about was imagination. So let me spotlight it here.
When we're able to think outside the box, we can imagine a world where anything is possible. The Bible is full of visionaries and dreamers.
Memory Verse: Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Acts 2:17 (NRSV)
Nurture your family's sense of imagination with these ideas:
Write letters to God
Create art that demonstrates how you feel about God or how you see God at work in your life. Paint, draw, or make something out of modeling clay.
Lay on your back in the grass and take a look at the clouds. What do you see?
Look into the night sky and make up your own constellations.
Write your own song or poem about God and share with your family.
Make up a story and act it out. Or, act out your favorite Bible story. Create a set or props for your story to make it extra special.
Who do you know who has a great imagination? What do you enjoy about their imagination?
Volunteer to create art for or with someone who could use extra beauty in their life
Faith Practice Spotlight: Dream Journal
It’s fun to keep a dream journal. Decorate an ordinary notebook to keep by the side of your bed. First thing in the morning, when you wake up, write down your dreams. What might your dreams be telling you? Share your dreams with your family if you'd like.
Imagination Links Writing to God: Kids' Edition by Rachel Hackenberg
What is God's Name?by Sandy Sasso
Praying in Color: Kids Editionby Sybil MacBeth