You are precious to God

The creator loves what He made. And He is capable of purer love than we may be able to comprehend.

We are all precious to God. He says so through the words of the prophet: "Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee." Isa. 43:4. Moffatt's translation puts it this way: "So precious are you to me, so honoured, so beloved." The Psalmist concurs in these words: "He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me." Ps. 18:19. This love is universal and impartial.

Christian Science helps us realize the divine reality underlying this great love God has for man. It explains that God made man to express Himself. God loves what He made. He is satisfied with His creation. Man is the work of His hand, the work of Mind, for God creates by reflection, by thought. God's thought is true substance, is eternal, unchangeable, and cannot decay or wear out. His creation is ever new. And most important, the creation of Mind must be spiritual and perfect, for God, Spirit, is perfect.

God is capable of purer love than we may be able to comprehend at the present time. Mrs. Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, talked much to her household about divine Love. At one time she said, in substance: "I want you to think of God as Father, Mother, Shepherd; as the Father who sustains, maintains, supports, and cares for man; as the Mother who takes the little babe to her breast with ineffable tenderness; as the Shepherd who watches over the sheep, seeks the lost lamb, and when the little lamb strays again, goes after it no matter how often it strays, and brings it back, until at last it grows to be a sheep and knows its master's voice, and follows Him. Think of the changeless nature of the Shepherd! You must get a more tender sense of the fatherliness of God." Quoted in Clifford P. Smith, Historical Sketches from the Life of Mary Baker Eddy and the History of Christian Science (Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 1941), p. 143 .

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December 19, 1988

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