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North, east, south, and west

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Announcements Forums Reality – September 30th, 2018 North, east, south, and west

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    JPalmer
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    3. Revelation 21
    10 And he … shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
    13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.

    5. 575
    Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward, to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient, who followed it to the manger of Jesus; southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies, — the Cross of Calvary, which binds human society into solemn union; westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony.

    From what I have learned here, is not often that north, east, south, and west are mentioned together, so it reminded me of the September 2nd, 2018 lesson for Subject: Man, in which we had the following from Isaiah 43:
    5 Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
    6 I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;

    And the readings from the Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 Testimony Meeting:
    Psalm 107
    2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
    3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

    This lesson is a wonderful reminder that no matter where anyone might find themselves oriented in relation to God, He has provided a means for us to reach Him. I needn’t outline methods for anyone to find their way to God or Christian Science. He has that well in hand already, as He did for me.

    Thank you for this lesson!

    #7300

    JPalmer
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    I, myself, came from the north to Plainfield after giving up. (Felt pertinent to mention that here, because of those verses.)

    During the preceding decade, however, I had gravitated toward atheism after being disillusioned with the “Christianity” of my youth, and yet had begun to realized atheism was not helping me either. So I began to formulate what I thought God might be, but decided to call Him something different, to keep a distance from that old theological viewpoint. I decided to refer to Him as “The North Star” or “my North Star.”

    I sincerely feel that these steps helped me to be receptive to what I found in Plainfield, as my ideal of God – while not anywhere near as comprehensive as what Mrs. Eddy’s revelation shows us – was at least in line with what I have found in Christian Science. Basically, a good God, who is logical and loving.

    It took me a while to realize this, but obviously the divine Mind was working in me to get rid of all that junk I was taught and get me ready to be here. I am so grateful for how God works, and that He found a use for me in Plainfield. Thank you!

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