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A spiritual oneness with God

September 26, 2013
The announcement last week by the space agency NASA that the Voyager 1 Spacecraft has flown beyond the boundaries of our solar system is a significant achievement in our growing understanding of our universe.

Launched in 1977, Voyager 1 has provided all sorts of valuable data about other planets and outer space and it continues to convey scientific information as it journeys more than 11 billion miles away from earth (see “Voyager 1: Humanity’s time capsule to the cosmos clears the solar system,” The Christian Science Monitor, 09/12/2013).

Pondering the cosmic expanse of the universe can be a worthy object-lesson for the human mind and assist us in approaching the idea of an infinite God. The Bible assures us that “The Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is” (Exodus 20:11), and we can logically expand that concept of an ever-present creator beyond just our own planet to the entire universe.

Sometimes when considering the vastness of the universe, people feel themselves rather insignificant.

The founder of the Christian Science church, Mary Baker Eddy, was a devoted follower of Christ Jesus and wrote that God “... maintains all identities, from a blade of grass to a star, as distinct and eternal” (Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 70).

Man is not insignificant, forsaken, nor forgotten by God and Jesus confirms God’s love includes every fiber of man’s being, for “the very hairs of your head are all numbered” (Matthew 10:30).

The apostle Paul wrote that “in Him (God), we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17:28). To the degree that we accept our spiritual oneness with God as a cherished part of His universe, we can expect to experience more divine guidance in our lives and the blessing and freedom that comes with it.

Commer is a member of the local Christian Science congregation.

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