Hebrew: Psalm 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us ; the God of Jacob is our refuge. The two verses selected for this week are reflections of the tradition that is recorded in Ex.
Hebrew: Isaiah 2:4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. This verse is related to two others: Micah 4:3, which is very similar; Micah 4:3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
It was the 12th day of our Christmas ski vacation, and I felt I’d exhausted every ounce of energy skiing the steepest, most challenging terrain during the previous 11 days. I’d planned to spend this last day leisurely driving back to the city, but because a dear friend was eagerly anticipating another day on the slopes, I found myself instead riding the chairlift to the top of the mountain—again.
The hustle and bustle of the mall was in full swing for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations as I walked to the clothing store where I worked. I envied the people I saw sitting on a bench or laughing with a friend.
Hebrew: Jeremiah 10:10-12 (10) But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. (11) Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
I’ve learned it’s important to always remember that God, divine Love, meets human needs in the midst of all circumstances — whether we’re dealing with money, health, relationship issues, etc. Love keeps us safe and is present even when we appear to be in danger.
It was a snowy December evening on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The wood stove fire felt welcoming as I settled the children into bed.
Hebrew: Exodus 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. To understand this saying, a clue may be derived from the idea that Hebrew verbs either attribute action to the actor, or see action emanating from the actor.
One hundred and eleven years ago, as the 19th century turned into the 20th, it was obvious that the scope of thought was broadening in many areas. The world gratefully saw the conclusion to the Philippine-American War.
Though with varying degrees of success, I have tried to conscientiously study and practice Christian Science for several decades. And I’ve found that knowing the constancy of God’s loving care can become as natural as breathing.