Completeness and fulfillment

Like many United Kingdom citizens, I’m looking forward to the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympics. During the past five years I’ve watched the construction of the Olympic site in Stratford, East London, with great interest and anticipation. 

Participating in sports has been—and continues to be—a way for me to express my unity with God. It provides me with an opportunity to understand my true identity as the image and likeness of God, infinite Spirit (see Genesis 1:26). In the Hebrew Scriptures, Psalm 96 affirms that God is the source of all salvation and strength. The psalm reveals the qualities that God maintains in His creation—qualities one expects to see expressed by those competing in the Games: “The Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: . . . Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength” (verses 4, 6, 7). 

I’ve competed in marathons and triathlons in England and the United States. As part of my preparation, I’ve often pondered a citation from Science and Health that contrasts the “Testimony of sense” with the “Testimony of Soul” (see marginal headings, pp. 252, 253). As part of the testimony of Soul, Science and Health states: “I am Spirit. Man, whose senses are spiritual, is my likeness. He reflects the infinite understanding, for I am Infinity. The beauty of holiness, the perfection of being, imperishable glory,—all are Mine, for I am God.” 

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Shining like stars
June 11, 2012

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