Friday, September 21, 2007

Shepherd's thoughts - Part Seven

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of Lord forever.

Here is the Good Shepherd's promise and provision for those 'bad' days. In the drought times, during emergencies, in the darkness, in time of need. No matter what the future promises or predicts, we can assured of God's good provision for today. And His kindness in providing it.

To dwell is to stay permenantly in one place. After all the changes and journeyings how comforting to find this abiding place. And it is not just any place, it is the house of the Lord. Mrs. Eddy defines 'house' when interpreting Psalm 23 as 'consciousness'. So we are abiding in the consciousness of God, within perfect Mind. That makes us an idea of God. Always held as that perfect idea without variableness. This is where we stay.

In this House there is no want, no sadness or depression, no illness, no separation. No forced rests. No polluted 'water'. No predators, no valleys, no search for food, no need for rod or staff, and most important, no need for healing. How long will this be? For all the days of my life.

Go peacefully.

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