Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Love That Never Stops Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Love That Never Stops Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

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I wrote this article on a cold, blustery day. In fact, it was the first day of spring, although you'd never have known it. It was raining, sleeting - literally blowing up a storm. Bleak. That was the word. No sign of spring.

But in the center of my desk was a bouquet of daffodils. The bright yellow blooms were a most welcome contrast to the gray sea grass, gray sky, gray harbor waters, gray trees and vines.

That day I was reminded of something. Every March, when the landscape in my area appears its most dismal, with neither the lush green of the coming spring, nor the sparkling snow of the past winter, nor the brilliant autumn leaves, bright daffodils appear without fail. It's a heartwarming contrast to all the drabness. They remind me of God's ever-present love. The love God holds for you and me is more predictably certain than the appearance of those daffodils. And it's even more glorious - warmer, full of healing. It's the bright light in the darkness. No matter what life appears to be like, God is always here to help and heal. God is divine Love. This never leaves us, never goes through a cold spell, never fades or becomes inactive. It embraces and heals everyone at all times. "God is Love. Can we ask Him to be more?" (Mary Baker Eddy, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Pg. 2). From beginning to end, the Holy Bible gives examples of God's love for all His children. It was the love of God that instructed Noah to build an ark and be safe from the flooding of the world. It was the love of God that parted the Red Sea when Moses and the Hebrews, pursued by the Pharaoh's army, faced a return to slavery in Egypt. Love led David out of adultery and into obedience to God's laws, and he had a fruitful reign as king of Israel. And divine Love enabled Christ Jesus and his followers to heal the sick, redeem the sinning, and even raise the dead. This same Love helps and heals you and me today as well! Divine Love is constant, mighty, all-embracing. In fact it is omnipotence itself. Love is the greatest power there is, with infinite facets. We reflect it through our identity as God's children, His spiritual image and likeness. …

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