The last shall be first, and the first last,” so that God and His idea may be to us what divinity really is and must of necessity be, – all-inclusive.
Mary Baker Eddy
(Science and Health 116:8)
No one is overlooked by God
From the Christian Science Sentinel – May 25, 2015
One of my favorite Bible stories is in First Samuel, when God tells Samuel to visit Jesse and anoint one of his sons to be the future king (see 16:1–13). As Jesse’s older sons pass before Samuel, God tells Samuel that each son is not the king that God has chosen. Samuel asks Jesse if he has any more sons, and Jesse responds that his youngest, David, is out in the field tending the sheep. When Samuel sees David, God tells him, “Arise, anoint him: for this is he.”
What I love about this story is that God does not allow David, Jesse’s youngest son and seemingly the least likely one to be chosen king, to be overlooked out there in the field. Nothing could have kept David from experiencing God’s wise and loving unfoldment for him.
It doesn’t matter what our status may or may not be in the eyes of others. Even if others seem to overlook us, God knows us at all times because He is the omnipresent, all-knowing Mind, and as His spiritual ideas, we are always in His kingdom. No person or circumstance can separate us from God’s love and care for us because He watches over all His children.
Photo below – An evangelical-pastor-at-his-first-pride-parade by Huff Post