This week, we’re reading part 13 of The Master Key System – this is the halfway mark! I’ve come so far, but still feel that I have far to go.
Christmas was a delight in our home. While it appeared that our budget was tight, we had gifts under the tree. I received one of the best gifts ever – my sons went to the beach at 6 am one morning (that, in itself, is a MIRACLE!! 6 AM?!?!?) with the girlfriend of my second son. She’s a photographer. They took pictures at the beach, she framed them, and they gave them to me as gifts. I cried. Such a beautiful, thoughtful thing to do.
I have a favorite musician, Mindy Jostyn, whose music is unfortunately not available in video form. Two of her CDs are spiritually based. She has written a piece based on Jesus’ statement, “I and my Father are one.” The melody is beautiful and soothing, and the lyrics, seen below, exemplify and amplify the lessons we’ve been learning these past thirteen weeks.Like a river that runs to the ocean, Like a ray reaching out from the sun, Like the leaf and the vine, the grape and the wine, I and my Father are one And may each of us claim it as truly, As the man who we heard was His son, And may each of us know in the depths of his soul, I and my Father are one One in beauty, one in truth, One in the asking, one in the proof, One in time and one in space, One in the goodness that flows from His grace Though our fears may estrange and divide us, May we seek to dissolve them through love, We are sister and brother, each bound to the other, And one with our Father above One in purpose, one in power, One in the moment, one with a flower, One in kindness, one in peace, One in the Mind that foresees our release Like a seedling that grows in the forest, Like the light shining forth from the sun, Like a branch and the tree, a drop and the sea, A hymn and the choir, a flame and the fire, I and my Father are one
Here’s another of her songs. Very nice and really uplifting.