God Can Never Be Lost

To many persons the suggestion may have come that they once possessed an abundance of good, or attained a high degree of spiritual thinking and living, but that through some untoward circumstances these have been lost. With this there may also come another suggestion, namely, that it is almost impossible to regain the good that is believed to have been lost. To everyone in this condition Christian Science reveals an ever flowing wellspring of limitless good, yea, even the infinite goodness of God.

How frequently have we tried to comfort ourselves with the thought that the good which seems unattainable in our present experience will be gained hereafter, in some far-off heaven! But should we not remember the strengthening and comforting truth stated by Jesus, "The kingdom of God is within you"? To the enlightened thinker this brings the assurance that we do not have to pass into another sphere in order to enjoy Life and its eternal harmony.

To innumerable seemingly hopeless ones Christian Science has revealed the glorious fact that no part of good is ever lost, for God, the source and creator of all that is good, is eternal and infinite; and certainly nothing that reflects Him can ever be lost! To know this brings fresh hope, inspiration, and endeavor; and then one begins to seek the realities of existence, and to find that all good is at hand, awaiting unfoldment in our experience. If our past endeavors have been unsuccessful, it is well that we look deeply into our own thoughts. Have we been seeking success through material means or for material ends, and have we felt that our daily supply must come from persons? Then, naturally, we have been disappointed, for materiality holds no real success, and its seeming possessions and attainments are mutable, destructible, fleeting. Paul tells us to "look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal."

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"Not my will, but thine, be done"
May 4, 1929

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