No gaps in God's Love

From My Office window I watched with fascination as the brightly colored lorikeet moved agilely among the flowers on the melaleuca tree. As the bird fed on the nectar and pollen, sometimes momentarily hanging upside down, it seemed to throw caution to the wind. I thought, "That bird knows it will not fall because it can instinctively use its wings to lift itself up."

The scene made me wonder, "Since we don't have wings, is there some other way we can feel fearless and safe, especially in a precarious situation?"

The Bible gives us one way in these words: "He [God] giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.... they shall mount up with wings as eagles" (Isa. 40:29, 31). It also tells us that God is Spirit and that each one of us is created to be like God (see Gen. 1:26, 27). In other words, we're spiritual. What's more, the power and strength we need are right with us. They come from God and are part of our Godlike nature. Commenting on these qualities, Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Spirit is symbolized by strength, presence, and power, and also by holy thoughts. winged with Love" (Science and Health, p. 512).

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Facing demands? Giving thanks can help
June 26, 2000

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