I was settling in for the evening a few minutes ago. The February Journal has an article I wanted to reread, No healing yet? Silence the antichrist! by Nathan Talbot. It was as I read it that I had a startling insight. The Christ cannot be stopped.
The article points out how the Christ appeared to some of the Old Testament characters. Then it went on to mention Jesus' promise, "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world'. It says that the Christ has always been coming - always coming to light in human consciousness.
I saw a New Testament story in a whole new light. It was when Jesus had sent his disciples on ahead in a boat and stayed behind to pray. He had been preaching and teaching but when he fed the multitudes they wanted to make him a king. He took time apart to pray and then he went to his students.
The Christ came to them, walking right through the storm as sea. The Christ came to calm their fears about just who and what Jesus was. Nothing could stop him from being with them in their hour of need. No storm of human or nature. The Christ came to them.
And I see that the Christ will always come to me, right in my own stormy moments. Nothing can stop his appearing. That sweet message directly from my Father Mother God assuring me of Love's care and protection, and my status as God's own beloved child, made in His image and likeness. I cannot be anywhere apart from Him. Nothing can come between us.
The Christ meets us right where we are and casts out error, calming storms.
There have been times when I have prayed long and hard, studied for hours and days. I am inspired...and yet no healing happens. I must work for a balance between my expectancy of good and a strong conviction of the nothingness of the antichrist that would do its best to interfere. There is no real condition, no disease, no lack, no hurt feelings or misunderstandings. There isn't even the thought that such a thing could have happened. The Christ, my answer is always right at hand.
The Christ comes to me and 'tenderly, divinely talks' and I hear and understand. Nothing can stop it. The human need is met and I have glimpsed the allness of God, good.
That's something to sing about!