Love is power

In the book of Isaiah we read: “Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring” (44:2, 3). As if printed in bold letters, the words “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty” stand out to me. God doesn’t just give us a drink, a taste of goodness that leaves us still thirsty—God pours His blessing on us, filling us with divine truth, making us overflow with spiritual love, purifying us through Spirit, giving us good in such abundance that we never want for anything.

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love” (p. 201). When suggestions of fear bombard my thinking, I pray to mentally replace those thoughts with the infinitude of Love, God. In the presence of divine Love, there is not merely a benign, short-lived absence of trouble or a taste of peace and happiness. No, the good we receive from God is eternal, unchanging. Seeing the immensity of Love filling all space is enough to push out fear and to see good as the reality. God, good, is so powerful and inclusive that, in actual fact, everything and everyone is surrounded, moved, and protected by Him—and expresses Him. God is so vast that there is nothing else—nothing unlike Him. There is no room for threats or false pictures of man as sick, sinning, or dying. If the picture we see isn’t spiritual and good, God didn’t make it, and it is false. 

When we practice replacing fear with spiritual truth in our thinking, it becomes increasingly clear to us that divine Love is in control and taking care of everything. The false pictures confronting us through the material senses are like dirt in a cup of water. As more water is poured in, the dirt is forced out until pure water remains. The cup doesn’t have to do anything—the water does everything. If we are like the cup and allow the “flood-tides of Love” to fill our thought, we are not only cleansed, but the love spills out and blesses everything our thought touches. 

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October 26, 2015

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