“All that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine.” (I Chronicles 29: 11)
Everything is God’s own creation. There is nothing that came from outside His thought, that has drifted out of His care, or that has lost His qualities and loving intention. All belongs to God, to Truth, to Spirit. He governs everything there is, and the earth is as blessed as His heaven, the limitless reality.
The earth is simply a limited perception of heaven. This world still belongs to God, since He governs all. God sees all clearly as the ideal concept that He created, and He keeps this perfect idea in His Mind. His Love owns and embraces every detail of what seems to the human senses to be a material experience, consisting of an imperfect creation. The flawed, limited human viewpoint never changes the fact that all God created was and is perfect. This earth simply must be as glorious and good as His concept of heaven would be. His presence is everywhere, so it is in the seeming physical as much as the actual, the spiritually absolute and real.
Let’s not try to take ownership of the earth, of our human experience, or of our bodies. They belong to the only One Who is absolutely clear about His creation, Who sees through that mist of sense to the reality of His perfect idea. God is in the here and now. He is the very substance of His own expression, and that expression is everywhere and at all times. We can accept the glory of this earth and man in it, for we belong to God, and God has made only what is right, loving, and good. Heaven and earth are one, and that one is God, good.
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