This is how secure we can feel in God's love for us!
"The Lord your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”
New King James Version
Have you ever wondered how God sees us?
"Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object."
~Mary Baker Eddy
Psalm 23 in the Bible is the perfect picture of mental stillness. Click here to read my stillness blog.
The Eternal is my shepherd, He cares for me always.
He provides me rest in rich, green fields
beside streams of refreshing water.
He soothes my fears;
He makes me whole again,
steering me off worn, hard paths
to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.
Even in the unending shadows of death’s darkness,
I am not overcome by fear.
Because You are with me in those dark moments,
near with Your protection and guidance,
I am comforted.
You spread out a table before me,
provisions in the midst of attack from my enemies;
You care for all my needs, anointing my head with soothing, fragrant oil,
filling my cup again and again with Your grace.
Certainly Your faithful protection and loving provision will pursue me
where I go, always, everywhere.
I will always be with the Eternal,
in Your house forever.
The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.
In this video, Sonia Singh tells her story of "undermaking" thrift store dolls. She takes off their makeup, dresses them in age appropriate clothes, and reveals their natural beauty.
In the same way, we can see below the material surface of things and discover our natural beauty, which is actually a spiritual quality.
Here are some thoughts on the spiritual nature of beauty from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy:
"As the physical and material, the transient sense of beauty fades, the radiance of Spirit should dawn upon the enraptured sense with bright and imperishable glories" (p. 246).
"Each succeeding year unfolds wisdom, beauty, and holiness" (p. 246).
"Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color. It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness" (p. 247).
"Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful" (p. 248).
"Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light" (p. 516).
Brandon Heath's song, "Love Never Fails," is a great reminder of the qualities that divine Love expresses. If you'd like to read more about divine Love vs that tricky human kind of love, hop over to My Blog page and look for the photo of the LOVE cake. You can't miss it!
"The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible."
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 199
"Desire is prayer; and no loss can occur from trusting God with our desires,
that they may be moulded and exalted before they take form in words and in deeds."
Science and Health, p. 1
"I will listen for Thy voice,
Lest my footsteps stray;
I will follow and rejoice
All the rugged way."
Poems p. 14
Quotes by Mary Baker Eddy
Inspiration is all around us. It makes us feel like we've climbed a majestic mountaintop. Enjoy the view!