Nothing is lost in God

What can we do when we lose something we value? Is loss irreversible?

"Nothing is lost." What a frustrating and irritating statement this can be when it seems so apparent that we live in a world where we are constantly losing things! Countless hours and much money, not to mention happiness and peace of mind, have been wasted in the pursuit of missing items or in recovering from lost opportunities. We also spend inordinate amounts of time either organizing our possessions and responsibilities or worrying about them.

Is there release from this bondage? Yes, and the key is understanding the spiritual fact behind the statement "Nothing is lost."

What is needed is a fundamental change in our view of ourselves, our world, and God. "God?" you might ask. "How does God come into the picture?" In today's secular world, God is conveniently and tactfully left out of conversation, like some sort of childhood embarrassment. Or if God is mentioned, He is often considered remote and of no practical use in daily affairs. But if we are truly to understand ourselves and our world, God must play a central and primary role.

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"As it is in heaven"
April 24, 1989

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