I can only imagine how my life would be if I weren’t completely immersed in politics and world events. I’ve tried putting my head in the sand but it just gets in my eyes. The blindness isn’t all bad but then I find myself shrieking, like I have for the last year, I can’t breathe!
I hear all kinds of crazy ideas like Re-imagine the Police, Re-imagine Democracy, Re-imagine Racism, Re-imagine the Voting System and on and on ad nauseam. And so I continue reading and watching the news—trying to understand, because I think it’s important for American’s to be informed. Much of the world today is unimaginable. I’m distressed by the tyranny, violence, incompetence and stupidity.
No matter how many people float the idea of Peace on Earth it seems unimaginably optimistic. Still, I have to say that I do have hope. Occasionally, I Imagine a world governed by the abject opposite of the leaders of today’s world—a ruler filled with wisdom and compassion.
Today the song, I Can Only Imagine, came up on my playlist. As I listened to the words I found myself imagining what such a leader would be like. "Surrounded by Your glory what will my heart feel? Will I dance for you Jesus, or in awe of you be still?" That part was a bit discouraging. Have you seen me dance? It isn’t pretty. And I’ve never been able to hold still, ever.
"Will I stand in your presence, to my knees will I fall? Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all?" That I could imagine. And I'd do it along with rest of humanity. It was a dollop of hope in a world filled with evil and incompetence.
Can you imagine living in a world governed with perfect integrity and
nobility? I guess I can.