Dreaming Bigger Dreams

“People who spend their lives in the slums… suffer from underdeveloped imaginations. They wish for nothing better than that their children live in a tenement  with uncracked windows and running water and fewer rats. For a hobo, it’s really living to ride in a railroad car that doesn’t smell. But God’s children are neither slum dwellers or hobos. We’ve been empowered to dream bigger  dreams than mere earthlings can imagine. In God’s eyes, big houses, happy families, and comfortable bank accounts are, in themselves, nothing more than rat-free hovels and disinfected cattle cars. The finest things this world can offer have no compelling appeal to a reborn spirit. They are nothing compared to the joy of living in His presence.”

Larry Crabb, Shattered Dreams, p. 134

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