Experiencing the possible opens one up to the impossible.
I listened to the story, punctuated by this statement. I found myself metaphorically pushed into a quiet corner. Is the door that opens to the impossible becoming possible created by the willingness to be in the moment? Is that all there is to it?
We live in the world of our imaginations. As I watch two kids with heads buried in their computer toys, I realized they were living in their imagination. They were oblivious to everything around it. It took a tap on the head by their father to break the spell. Initially they did not want to come away from the imaginary world. It was fun. In was intensely compelling. It was also safe. The real world is anything but.
In our imagination we set the rules. We are as happy or sad as we decide to be. We are as confidence or threatened as we choose. We determine the pace and context of our world.
Something changes in the real world. Nothing is predictable. We live in the context of unbridled freedom at work. Anything can touch us. Without regard for our standing or history, life gifts us with celebration and pain. Disaster can emerge in any moment. How we see the present often reflects our ability to see and hold onto Hope.
As uncertain as the present is, it is also filled with the possible. The unexpected is real. One writer left us with the following observation. “You’ve seen and heard it because God by his Spirit has brought it all out into the open before you. The Spirit, not content to flit around on the surface, dives into the depths of God, and brings out what God planned all along.” (1 Corinthians 2.10)
I find that I am holding an invitation to live in the present. The virtual world will be here, yet the first call is to the present. It is here that I connect with God. It the present I am in community. In the now the impossible becomes possible.