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Possible with God

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Genesis 1:2-3 — And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Luke 1:37 — For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 18:27 — The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Science and Health 502:28-503:3 — The universe reflects God. There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected.

Thank you, and thanks to the lesson writer, for the reminder that whenever I find myself in especially challenging circumstances I can follow Mrs. Eddy’s example and recall the Bible’s description of how Principle dealt with the problem of an earth seemingly engulfed in error, without form, waste and void, with darkness upon the face of deep, unruly waters. Principle does not magically wish difficult circumstances away, but is eternally telling its totally different story in spite of them. Thus, the Truth-story of “Let there be light” and creation silences the lying story of darkness and waste, as though it never were. The first chapter of Genesis, thanks to Mrs. Eddy’s monumental revelation, tells us that the weapons of Principle are practical, always close-at-hand for me to use to decimate the strongholds of the enemies of Light.

In the first chapter of Genesis, the Truth-story told by Soul overcomes the lie-story told by sense-observation; this is the Christmas story of Light, Truth, and Love ever-creating all things according to the story of infinite possibility (the story that Soul tells) and not according to the story of abject impossibility (the story that sense tells). In the presence of God’s Light, darkness is seen for what it truly is: omni-absent, omni-impotent, omni-erring, omni-inactive. So, whenever I meet up with resistance to Light, I can man the battle stations and do as Principle did when earth was without form and void.

Where is my attention? What story am I telling myself? Is it a constant “flowing of spiritual ideas and their identities,” or am I telling myself a story that impedes that flow? Sense sees not the same world that Soul sees. That which is limited and finite can never be wiser, stronger, or more present than That which is unlimited and infinite. That which is limited and finite is sheer fiction, while That which is unlimited and infinite is non-fiction: through and through, forever and ever.