The government is on God’s shoulder   1 comment

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During times of uncertainty and political divisiveness, people want stability. They want to know that the institutions that undergird their lives, such as government, are resting on a more sure basis than the shoulders of well-meaning but imperfect men and women.

Centuries ago, the prophet Isaiah foresaw a government not of fallible people, but of an infallible, all-powerful, all-good God. He said that this divine government would be represented by the Son of God born into the world, and that “the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).

In the past, I, like many, tended to think of Isaiah’s prophecy as depicting a future time in which God alone governs the world and there are no longer human governments. But the study of Christian Science has helped me to understand that while presidents and prime ministers come and go, the real power and authority in our lives always has been, and always will be, the one eternal, divine Mind that guided and inspired the biblical prophets and was fully represented by Christ Jesus.

As we become more conscious of the divine power operating here and now, we will see its harmonizing effect in our daily lives.

In an age of political tribalism, when differences of opinion are being constantly advertised in the media, it’s very tempting to believe that government is incapable of working together to address the problems we face as a nation or people; that only if our candidates are elected, or reelected, will we be able to solve the issues we face as a country. But does good government begin or end with a particular person in office? Isaiah prophesied, referring to God’s government as demonstrated by Jesus, “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever” (Isaiah 9:7).

In other words, the government has never rested on our, or any other individual’s, shoulders. It is resting, right now, upon the wisdom and power of Almighty God. As we turn thought away from believing that power rests on human opinions and personalities and recognize God’s government of the universe, evidence of the stability and peace it brings to our lives will inevitably appear.

To read the full article by Carlos A. Machado from the Christian Science Sentinel click here

Posted May 24, 2020 by cscanberra in Uncategorized

One response to “The government is on God’s shoulder

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  1. One timely reminder after another, and how blest we are to receive them and ponder upon the messages. A big thank you. Barbara

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