Are you receptive and ready for something new? One definition of virgin is "up to this time unused, unexplored, unworked, undiscovered." How ripe and ready are you to explore new thoughts and to discover new experiences?
Isaiah said, “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; a virgin shall conceive and bear a son.” And sure enough one did. Mary's pure openness to the infinite possibilities of good, and her consciousness of God as the true creator, brought world rocking, life-saving, problem-solving, death-mastering new experiences to the world through her child, Jesus. This was the sign then. Could it still be the sign now?
“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign;
Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son...” ISAIAH 7:14
Now stay with me here. I am not talking about birthing babies or second Christs.
I am suggesting that we can be more - in fact, we must be more - open to the possibilities of the amazing and wonderful in our lives. Humanity is ripe and ready for more and more amazing proofs of God.
Mary was completely open to God. Her pure conception of God as the source and originator of good ushered the Messiah into the world. Christ Jesus healed the sick and dying, and brought the dead back to life. His teaching redirected the world away from the dogma of a far-off salvation and pointed to the vibrant, practical spirituality that is here and now, to be lived today.
Through her discovery of the Christ Science, Mary Baker Eddy perceived and proved the possibilities of healing through a better understanding of God as divine Love. She founded a movement on the healing power of the Christ - a movement that is reinstating primitive Christian healing in the world.
What now? Who now? Could it be that we, too, have thoughts to think and work to do that is uniquely our own?
Perchance some one of you may say,
“The evidence of spiritual verity in me is so small that I am afraid.
I feel so far from victory over the flesh
that to reach out for a present realization of my hope savors of temerity.
Because of my own unfitness for such a spiritual animus
my strength is naught and my faith fails.”
O thou “weak and infirm of purpose.” Jesus said, “Be not afraid”!
“What if the little rain should say,
‘So small a drop as I
Can ne’er refresh a drooping earth,
I’ll tarry in the sky...’”
... A dewdrop reflects the sun. Each of Christ’s little ones reflects the infinite One,
and therefore is the seer’s declaration true, that “one on God’s side is a majority.”
A single drop of water may help to hide the stars, or crown the tree with blossoms.
MARY BAKER EDDY, Pulpit and Press 3,4
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