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God never stops loving you
If you are going through an experience that makes you think God has forgotten you, pause and consider this: God, the architect and author of all that really exists, is divine Love. He wields all power and fills all space. In your true identity you are God's, Spirit's, perfect offspring—the loved of Love.
God is also divine Mind, the all-acting, all-knowing creator. It would be impossible for eternal Mind to forget, even for an instant, its spiritual offspring, its own likeness. An Old Testament prophet proclaims: "Now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand." Isa. 64:8. And, speaking of the Science she discovered, Mrs. Eddy writes: "Christian Science is based on the facts of Spirit and its forms and representations, but these facts are the direct antipodes of the so-called facts of matter; and the eternal verities of Spirit assert themselves over their opposite, or matter, in the final destruction of all that is unlike Spirit." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 55.
An experience of mine shows how divine Love takes the initiative in asserting its dominion. When I served in the United States Army a number of years ago, regulations required my unit to spend one week of each month camping out. In northern Italy, where we were stationed, the Alpine scenery was beautiful beyond description, but that winter happened to be one of the coldest in many years. The long drive to our campground, along the zigzag mountain roads, was arduous. Vehicles and equipment required extra maintenance. Food turned ice-cold a few seconds after being served. To make matters worse, I contracted a heavy cold. During that winter I virtually forgot about God. And if anyone had asked me, I would probably have said that God had forgotten about me.
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