What is Salvation?
Salvation is a promise, made by God, that you would find your way to Him at last. It cannot but be kept. It guarantees that time will have an end, and all the thought that have been born in time will end as well. God’s Word is given every mind which thinks that it has separate thought, and will replace these thought of conflict with the Thoughts of peace.
Salvation is undoing in the sense that it does nothing, failing to support the world of dreams and malice. Thus it lets illusions go by. By not supporting them, it lets them quietly go down to dust.
Father I will but remember you.
What can I seek for, Father, but Your Love? Perhaps I think I seek for something else; a something I have called by many names. Yet is Your Love the only thing I seek, or ever sought. For there is nothing else that I could ever really want to find. Let me remember You. What else could I desire but the truth about myself?
This is your will, my brother. And you share this will with me, and with the One as well Who is your Father. To remember Him is Heaven. This we seek. And only this is what it will be given us to find.
I was awake at 5.30 a.m. and approached this lesson while it was very still outside, and the only things making a noise were the birds. It felt great to remember that this is what life is really about, to be able to appreciate these beautiful moments, before the demands of the day clamours for our attention.
It was also the time when the characters from my new novel wanted to speak with me, to tell me their story, and to encourage me to write it down in their words, without any embellishments from me. At the end of the chapter I was, as always, surprised, and a little perplexed at the route they had taken me down. I’m sure there will be more revealed tomorrow.
On what turned out to be a beautifully sunny and hot day, I found myself enjoying it at the baptism of my friend’s baby in Whitnash, near Leamington Spa. As I sat later overlooking the golfers enjoying their game in the perfect rolling greens that I so love about Britain, I was again grateful to be alive, and to experience the wonder of God’s creation. Mind you, I had to go for a lie down by 5 p.m. ready for the evening shift.