Don't Forget It!

Did you put on your space suit today? Moon explorers wear space suits to protect them, like armor. You've read about King Arthur and his knights who rode forth centuries ago with their armor on. They wouldn't go far from home without their armor. There are all kinds of armor. In the Bible Paul says we should put on "the breastplate of faith and love." I Thess. 5:8;

The Bible tells us the giant, Goliath, wore a metal breastplate. It was a vest of mail—which meant it had metal scales like fish scales. But it didn't really help him. David, the shepherd boy, wouldn't wear this type of armor when he fought Goliath. What he wore was stronger than Goliath's breastplate of mail. He was clothed in God's protecting armor. His thoughts were pure. In the Christian Science Sunday School we have learned that our real armor—just like David's—is God's love.

Before you go out to play or go to school, you put your clothes on in the morning. If you live where it's hot, you have to put your shoes on because they protect your feet from the hot sidewalk or hot sand. If you live where it's icy and snowy, you also wear your coat and hat outside to protect you from the winter wind. But most important of all—when you put on your clothes, put on your armor of Love, too. It's not hard to do. Be still and know you are God's child and His love's all around you, all the time. It belongs to you, making you love as God does. You can't ever be outside God's love, because God is Love. Knowing this is putting on Love's armor.

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Following the Trends of Truth
March 12, 1977

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