Forever safe in God

Throughout the Bible, there are assurances and proofs of our inseparability from God and His help. For instance, in Deuteronomy, we read, “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (33:27). There’s no “sometimes” or “except for when God isn’t with you” in there. And like God Himself, this heartening promise is “eternal,” “everlasting.” As Christ Jesus and others demonstrated, no matter what the circumstances, we can trust in God’s ever-present care and protection, because God and man are never separated. 

So there’s a biblical foundation for understanding the notion that we could ever exist apart from God to be nothing more than a false belief. “Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love,” urges Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 91). This can seem like a tall order, especially when we find ourselves amid circumstances that seem scary and dangerous—for instance, extreme weather events that we might encounter. But we can trust in the promise of our inherent and unceasing oneness with God. And as we do, as we work to “rid ourselves of” any belief that we could ever be apart from Him, this enables us to demonstrate God’s unfailing protection of His children, even in the face of extreme weather.

The substance of Christian Science nursing
April 20, 2015

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