The 23rd Psalm in the Bible contains this wonderful verse:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He restores my soul, sings the Psalmist.
This line, ‘he restores my soul,’ is one of my favorite lines in the Bible.”
I was thinking about a time when I mentioned this one day to a young child.
“Who broke your soul?” the child gently replied.
The child’s compassion and expression of God’s tender love made me realize I had been thinking of myself as incomplete, as someone with a broken heart and soul that desperately needed some spiritual mending.
Our true spiritual selfhood, our only identity, as the image and likeness of God, however, never needs spiritual restoration. The truth about Soul is that it is another name for God, and each one of us is, and always has been a whole, complete and perfect reflection. Like the sun and its rays, Soul cannot fade, break into pieces, or become obsolete. And Soul’s reflection, God’s sweet sunshine, each one of us, individually and collectively, needs no spiritual restoration to a previous state of being.
God’s heart never breaks, and He loves us always, because He is endless, all-encompassing, divine Love.
“Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world,”
is a promise of the Christ (Matthew 28:20).
Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, says in her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, that this promise “is not only in all time, but in all ways and conditions,” (p. 317:14). She goes on to say that “To understand God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and verifies Jesus’s word, “Lo, I am with you alway,” (p. 446:20-23).
If we feel we have made a world-ending mistake, we have God’s permission to let that go. Our atonement is our oneness with God, our one-on-one reflection of divine Love. God’s love isn’t earned. It cannot be lost or taken away. It just is - because God is - infinite, unending, unconditional Love.
God’s Mind and Soul is Love, and He only thinks lovingly of each one of his individual, beloved children, each one of us.
Today is a good day to lay aside every thought of a sinful self, separate from Soul, and to accept willingly God’s precious Love.
It fulfills every need.
To understand God strengthens hope, enthrones faith in Truth, and verifies Jesus’s word, “Lo, I am with you alway,”
Daily Bread is a small bite of inspiration for today.