Imagine When...

Imagine When...

April 13, 2024

Bible Readings

Take a few minutes to read the Bible verses listed and ask the Holy Spirit to lead you in how this verse applies to you this week.

Matthew 13:44-46

Memory Verse

Matthew 5:16

“Make your light shine, so others will see the good you do and will praise your Father in heaven.” (CEV)

Print Comic  

How do you like to use your imagination? Maybe you imagine the characters in a book you’re reading. Perhaps you can imagine a treehouse you want to design. Though your imagination is something only you can see, your imagination can also help you shape your ideas. New inventions, solutions, and creations can all stem from your imagination!

Jesus taught his followers about the kingdom of heaven through parables—imaginative stories that illustrate a big idea. The kingdom of heaven is where Jesus is King, and we can live with God forever and ever. When Jesus described the kingdom of heaven, his friends used their imagination to help them picture it in their minds. It’s a place where those who are humble, merciful, and kind are the most important. It sounds a lot different than our world, but isn’t it better than we could ever imagine? Jesus said the kingdom of heaven is worth giving up everything on earth for because it’s more wonderful than anything. It is like a priceless treasure, the most valuable, beautiful pearl. The kingdom of heaven is the most priceless treasure we can have—and Jesus invites us to be a part of it!

Like Jesus’ friends, use your imagination when you read how Jesus described his kingdom. Imagine how you can obey God and bring the goodness of his kingdom wherever you go. When we imagine how Jesus described the kingdom of heaven, it helps us live more like Jesus now. It allows us to shine the light of Jesus so others will see the goodness of God through our actions!


Dear God, thank you for the imagination you have given me. I am so excited that your plans are bigger and better than anything. Please help me to use my imagination to live like Jesus and share your love. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
Areo Keller-Donahue

Areo Keller-Donahue

As soon as Areo could pick up a popsicle stick, she was making puppets and putting on plays that shared her faith with her neighbors. Areo grew up with a strong interest in musical theatre and earned her BFA at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Areo was led to use artistic gifts to share the gospel with young ones, and she became involved in ministry. She has worked in children's ministry at Redeemer Upper West Side and North Way Christian Community and is currently developing a musical live-action series that celebrates faith and fun. Areo and her husband live in Pittsburgh, where they enjoy spending time with their families and adorable cat, Daisy.

more posts by Areo Keller-Donahue »

I Wonder
Earth Day