"That the Father is One with His children has been demonstrated in my life many times, but ten years ago there was an incident that makes this truth stand out more clearly to me than anything in my experience.
"My little boy was very sick. The physicians had done all in their power to help him, but their efforts appeared fruitless.
"We were living then near a church. My son, before his illness, played and talked, day after day, with the old sexton. They grew to be great friends, and the sexton loved him very dearly. He would often speak of how the child taught him lessons of forgiveness.
"One morning during the illness the sexton came to our home and asked to see the child. We led him to the room. He took off his working gloves and laid them aside, knelt by the bed and, with upturned face, began to talk with God. A new peace came into my heart. I knew that all was well. It took this saintly old man to teach me more perfectly than I had ever realized, that the Father works with those who will let Him, and can through them perform miracles."
Ministers of state from a foreign country have all the rights of their country respected in the land to which they are an ambassador. They have the power to draw on their country for protection and in the name of their country demand it in their new home. Just so we are ambassadors in the earth, representatives of the King of kings, and while here we may claim all the power and protection of the kingdom from which we came, provided we are true representatives and are carrying out the mission for which we were sent.
The chief executive of a country can broadcast a message to his or her people. The message is for all, but only those who choose to tune in will hear it. Those who do not tune in are nonetheless a part of the whole, but their negligence indicates that they are unworthy of the interest that their chief has in them.
God has not changed. He seeks to awaken every human heart as of old. It is we who may close ourselves to the constant message of love ever in the Christ. Through prayer and meditation, we can attune ourselves to a clearer understanding and realization of His love and may receive the gift of the Spirit that would make us know, "I and my Father are one."
God manifests in all He has created. Whether it be in the material plane-as demonstrated by radio; in the mental realm, as experienced through thought transference; or, in the spiritual awakening, as manifests in so-called religious experiences-all substance is one. Vibration may vary from the slow motion of matter to the invisible speed of thought. Only our points of perception and understanding change with our development. Let us realize that though we may be as one who has caught only the first glimpse of light as from the entrance of a dark cave, and who still stumbles blindly over dangerous rocks and beside deep pits, we are striving ever to reach the light of truth.
As we open our hearts to the unseen Forces that surround the throne of grace, mercy, and might, and throw about ourselves the protection found in the thought of the Christ, as we abide daily in the light of His teachings, so that every word, thought, and act are in harmony with the whole, we become more and more conscious of the Oneness. It is then we are privileged to hear His voice and know the comfort of His abiding presence.
Our God is a God of the physical, mental, and spiritual realms. Let us not lose sight of His activity in every plane and through every force. Our own desires and wills may sometimes blind us to the true requirements for adequate expression in any or all of these planes. We must constantly examine ourselves. In whatever plane of activity we may find ourselves, let us seek the most perfect expression of the God Force. Every atom of our physical bodies should vibrate in harmony. Our minds should be in constant touch with and filled with that which is stimulating and uplifting, guided and directed by a purpose to reach an ideal that is set in Him.
Let us not be discouraged; it is little by little, line upon line, that we grow in grace, in knowledge, and in the understanding of His ways. They are not hidden, nor far away, but are revealed to those who will hear and see the glory of the Oneness in the Father.
Let us examine ourselves to see how sincere is our desire to know that the Lord our God is One. Is it sufficient to be active rather than passive? If we would gain the concept, we must believe that He is, and that He rewards those who seek to do His will. He is life. We are to make our desires, our hearts, our minds, and our souls one with Him in bringing to the knowledge of all that the power of God, through the Christ, is able to cause us to know that "there is one God; and there is none other but He: and to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
As my body, mind and soul are one, Thou, О Lord, in the manifestations in the earth, in power, in might, in glory, art one. May I see in that I do, day by day, more of that realization, and manifest the more. 262-38