Galaxies of stars
What an amazing eternal history the universe has. The order, plan, structure, beauty, power, symmetry, harmony, equilibrium of divine Mind's thought are breathtaking. The telescopes of the word let us peak into the universe like divers who tell those with their feet in the sand marking the shoreline the amazing world of the deep sea. The galaxies of stars are breathtaking glimpses into the infinite creations of eternal Life.
It became so clear to me last week that this eternal Life knows no death at all. Therefore there is really no life after death, because there is no death at all. There is no life before death because Life is everywhere and always has the last word. We overcome death by overcoming it every day. To observe the universe with the telescope of spiritual sense gives a much higher resolution.
Contemplating these grand eternal truths I am reminded of the song of Solomon in the translation of Eugene Peterson. This is from chapter six:
“Has anyone ever seen anything like this--
dawn-fresh, moon-lovely, sun-radiant,
ravishing as the night sky with its galaxies of stars?”
We life in the spiritual, abiding, continued order of the universe, ordained by divine Mind, don't we? So looking up at the stars communicates the assurance that God is here and everywhere - our heart and the stars belong to the same order.
A beautiful new Christian Science hymn goes like this:
"Be still, my heart: our God casts out all fears, / Assuring you that God and man are one; / And in that oneness here and now appears / Love's everlasting life, with death outdone. / Be still, my heart: no lies, no tears, no curse / Can mar the rhythm of God's universe." (Hymn # 444)
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