What God imagines for us

“That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2:9, NLT).

As my favorite Borg queen from Star Trek First Contact likes to remind us, we think in three dimensional terms. God gave us our imaginations, and even though the human race has imagined and accomplished many wonderful things, we are limited. Many have tried to imagine what waits for us beyond this life, but as no one has ever come back from the grave to tell us, we really have no clue.

In God’s wisdom he has kept a lot of answers to himself, including what life after death will be like. From this verse, we are told it will be so much more than anything we can imagine. This is a good thing—I’m sure we couldn’t handle knowing. But it’s comforting and exciting to realize God’s imagination has no limits and he’s preparing a marvelous future for us, one way outside our three dimensions.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

2 thoughts on “What God imagines for us”

  1. How does that passage change when you read verse 10 with it. 1Co 2:10 But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.

    1. God does reveal the deep things through his Spirit – the mystery that is Christ in us. I’m not sure it changes anything in regard to what we know about what will happen after death. That is one thing he hasn’t revealed and I’m sure it’s unimaginable to us. If you have any other thoughts, please share them.

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