Lesson 159

“I give the miracles I have received.”

No-one can give what he has not received. To give a thing requires
first you have it in your own possession. Here the laws of Heaven and
the world agree. But here they also separate. The world believes that
to possess a thing it must be kept. Salvation teaches otherwise. To give
is how to recognize you have received. It is the proof that what you
have is yours.

You understand that you are healed when you give healing. You
accept forgiveness as accomplished in yourself when you forgive. You
recognize your brother as yourself and thus do you perceive that you
are whole. There is no miracle you cannot give, for all are given you.
Receive them now by opening the storehouse of your mind where
they are laid and giving them away.

Christ’s vision is a miracle. It comes from far beyond itself, for it
reflects Eternal Love and the rebirth of love which never died, but
has been kept obscure. Christ’s vision pictures Heaven, for it sees a
world so like to Heaven that what God created perfect can be
mirrored there. The darkened glass the world presents can show but
twisted images in broken parts. The real world pictures Heaven’s
innocence.

Christ’s vision is the miracle in which all miracles are born. It is
their source, remaining with each miracle you give, and yet
remaining yours. It is the bond by which the giver and receiver are
united in extension here on earth as they are one in Heaven. Christ
beholds no sin in anyone, and in His sight the sinless are as one. Their
holiness was given by His Father and Himself.

Christ’s vision is the bridge between the worlds. And in its
power can you safely trust to carry you from this world into one
made holy by forgiveness. Things which seem quite solid here are
merely shadows there, transparent, faintly seen, at times forgot, and
never able to obscure the light that shines beyond them. Holiness has
been restored to vision, and the blind can see.

This is the Holy Spirit’s single gift; the treasure house to which
you can appeal with perfect certainty for everything that can
contribute to your happiness. All are laid here already. All can be
received but for the asking. Here the door is never locked, and no-one
is denied his least request or his most urgent need. There is no
sickness not already healed. No lack unsatisfied, no need unmet,
within this golden treasury of Christ.

Here does the world remember what was lost when it was
made. For here it is repaired, made new again but in a different light.
What was to be the home of sin becomes the center of redemption
and the hearth of mercy, where the suffering are healed and
welcome. No-one will be turned away from this new home where
his salvation waits. No-one is stranger to him. No-one asks for
anything of him except the gift of his acceptance of his welcoming.

Christ’s vision is the holy ground in which the lilies of
forgiveness set their roots. This is their home. They can be brought
from here back to the world, but they can never grow in its
unnourishing and shallow soil. They need the light and warmth and
kindly care Christ’s charity provides. They need the love with which
He looks on them. And they become His messengers who give as
they received.

Take from His storehouse that its treasures may increase. His
lilies do not leave their home when they are carried back into the
world. Their roots remain. They do not leave their source, but carry
its beneficence with them, and turn the world into a garden like the
one they came from and to which they go again with added
fragrance. Now are they twice blessed. The messages they brought
from Christ have been delivered and returned to them. And they
return them gladly unto Him.

Behold the store of miracles set out for you to give. Are you not
worth the gift when God appointed it be given you? Judge not God’s
Son, but follow in the way He has established. Christ has dreamed
the dream of a forgiven world. It is His gift whereby a sweet
transition can be made from death to life; from hopelessness to hope.

Let us an instant dream with Him. His dream awakens us to truth.
His vision gives the means for a return to our unlost and everlasting
sanctity in God.

Britney Shawley added:

Christ's vision is a miracle. It comes from far beyond itself, for it reflects Eternal Love and the rebirth of love which never died, but has been kept obscure. Christ's vision pictures Heaven, for it sees a world so like to Heaven that what God created perfect can be mirrored there. The darkened glass the world presents can show but twisted images in broken parts. The real world pictures Heaven's innocence.

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