12/24: Seeing what we've been given

12/24: Seeing what we've been given

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  1. Thank you Robin for this beautiful Lift for this time of year and all time. The idea of light best represents the healing power of the Christ because light dispels the darkness of mortal thought.We see the truth of Gods spiritual creation when we let in the light of the Christ in our hearts.It transforms lives. Mary Baker Eddy says, in S&H page 280,"From Love and from the light and harmony which are the abode of Spirit, only reflections of good can come."

  2. Ahh, the Light, the wonderful Light, and this Light "which lighteth every man that cometh into the world," reveals more of Himself as the darkness of "time-honored" traditions and clouds of material desires are dispelled, as they drop away, or are sacrificed on " the altar of divine Love." Both quotes from S&H

    Light reveals, and I want to see more of the Kingdom..

  3. This was feeling hurt with situations that turned out different from what I expected. My thoughts were covered of sadness and insatisfaction like clouds above me making everything look darker. Only when I accept that things are the way of Life and not my way, then clouds start vanishing and start looking that there is a way for me live my life inspired in Life. God gives us the most beatiful presents, we just need the light to see all what we have.

  4. So beautiful. Thanks, Robin! :0)

  5. Light illumines everything.
    In Matthew 5:14 the Master called us, "The light of the world" and in John 8:12, Jesus called himself, "The light of the world."
    When we celebrate Christmas we honor that eternal light shining in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, that light that was present from the beginning when God said, "Let there be light: and there was light" Genesis 1:3.
    This was before God created the sun, the moon and the stars.
    We are the light of the world, God is light itself... so is God's image.
    Merry Christmas!

    ESPAÑOL
    La luz lo ilumina todo.
    En Mateo 5:14 el Maestro nos llamó, "La luz del mundo" y en Juan 8:12, Jesús se llamó a sí mismo "La luz del mundo."
    Cuando celebramos la Navidad honramos esa luz eterna que brilla en la vida de Jesús de Nazaret, esa luz que estuvo presente desde el principio cuando Dios dijo, "Sea la luz; y fue la luz" Genesis 1:3
    Esto fue antes que Dios creara el sol, la luna y las estrellas.
    Somos la luz del mundo, Dios es la luz misma... también lo es Su imagen.
    ¡Feliz Navidad!

  6. Many thanks Robin for this very inspiring lift. Yes. "As we welcome the light of Christ in our hearts, we see all that God [Love] has given is already present, continually illumined in our lives..." "... and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe." (S&H p503:14) "So brightly burns Love's holy glow,/ So constant shines its light,/ That none can claim he doth not know/ The pathway through the night,..." (Christian Science Hymnal #311).

  7. Es mucho lo que podemos dar, por que es mucho lo que hemos recibido, y siento que en éste tan apreciado momento la mejor manifestación es sentir gratitud profunda por todo lo que a diario recibimos de la bondad divina, que nos ha dado al Cristo para que a traves de El comprendamos que si podemos ser la luz del mundo siguiendo Su senda, iluminando a la humanidad no con luz prestada sino la que Cristo nos da.

    Muchas gracias Robin es hermoso poder agradecer a Dios por su bondad y al Daily Lift por darnos la oportunidad de hacerlo.

  8. Thanks for the lovely Lift.

  9. Robin, Thank you, the light of the Christ shines always and for everyone.

  10. I tried to convey this message yesterday to my Sunday School class of second graders; I'm not sure my attempt was successful, but I am so grateful to have it clarified so that I can continue to teach them that Christ is the light. Thanks for the lovely lift, Robin

  11. Thank you, dear Robin, for this lovely Christmas Eve reminder of what we have - the Greatest Gift of All!
    May no shadow be allowed to darken our understanding, and may our faces be always set to the LIGHT - just like a compass is set.
    With love and gratitude to all the dear lecturers, for their spiritual insight and loving expression of Truth.

  12. Thank you, it may be wet cool to cold outside but let there be light in our heart and know that all is well in God,s kingdom and the Light of Love in our heart.

  13. Thank you. And, that was a beautiful quote from Mary Baker Eddy's writings at the end of the video.

  14. thank you dear Robin for the gift of spiritual light for our Christmas eve.
    I loved everything you said. Your message was very inspired, and very inspiring to me.
    Thanks also to the DL team for the video showing the lightened Christmas tree, the candles, the light through the window...a perfect set for your lift. Everything so appropriate and so good. Good job!
    Merry Christmas to you and to all.

  15. Seeing everything in the Christ light - a beautiful Christmas message!

    Enjoyed your childhood photo!

  16. ""Let there be light, and there was light." What chased the clouds away? 'Twas Love whose fingers traced aloud A bow of promise on the cloud." (Hymn 30) These words by Mary Baker Eddy reminds us that Love chases away all of the clouds of darkness, fear, anxiety, loneliness and pain. We are comforted by the Christ forever near, shining light and eliminating all darkness.

  17. I love the passage in Genesis 1. God spoke and the result is immediate-Word and fulfillment. God speaks to us through His Christ and the result is immediate bringing the light of comfort and healing.

  18. Beautiful. Thank you Robin. :)

  19. Another lovely lift on the qualities of light. Thank you Robin Hoagland for the sweet way that you provide the live video to bring us into your feeling of home and the powerful message you share with us today.
    God's world and my world is full of light. God said, "let there be light and there was light and it was called the first day." Hmmmm.....The Christ light is the light that shines into all darkness and illumines all darkness there. The Christ light guides us to the land of Spirit. The Christ light is Love. The love I feel and express towards myself and towards my fellow man and towards all of earth's creatures-that is the healing light. I am so lucky to receive this light. To be raised in Christian Science and to have within me that compass that always shows true north- always offers me the higher path, the life of purity and goodness. I am grateful for the way shower. I am grateful for so many gifts from God...my blessed children and family and friends and this daily lift community. Thank you and have a blessed day filled with Christ light.

  20. Thank you Robin for sharing this inspiration. The candles reminded me that even in the darkest hour, the light can be there. I also wait for the dawn which shines light on all .. just like Love. Your focus will light my day as well.
    Merry Christmas

  21. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you! ❤

  22. A welcomed look at Christmas "light"! How nice.

  23. Thank you, Robin! It is through our Humanity that we let our Light shine.....through acts of kindness and compassion towards others; through loving prayers in our thoughts and hearts; and through healing ourselves and others by surrendering to the One Love of whom we all are made. Happy Everything!!!

  24. "Let there be light"..."Let your light so shine before men"...What wonderful gifs we all have been given! Thank you Robin for the reminder of the glorious gifts ALL GODS childeren haveat their disposal. It is this gift that is healing!

  25. Light, light, light!!!! You showed so clearly that the light of the Christ reveals all the good that is already present--health, joy, dominion. The last stanza of hymn #317 expands this concept:

    "So shall it ever be in the bright morning,
    When hearts awaking see the shadows flee,
    O, in that hour, and fairer than the dawning,
    Rises the glorious thought, I am with Thee,"

  26. Thank you, Robin, for this lovely lift. Reminds me of II Cor 4:6 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

  27. Thank you for this beautiful Christmas message. I asked my Sunday school student yesterday what came to her when she thought of the Christmas story and she said, "The Star and light". It was fun to see that when we looked ahead at the next lesson for this week on Christian Science that the picture was a star. They Daily Lifts have been that "star" for me this past year. I am so grateful for them. Thank you all and Merry Christmas!

  28. Thank you. We are the 'light of the world". May our "light so shine before men that they may see our good work and glorify our Father in heaven." Let's continue to live that Christ light. Merry Christmas to all!!

  29. Thank you so very much Robin. As the earthly representation of that Light, Jesus, was about to be presented to all of mankind, both Mary and Joseph lovingly and willingly let human consciousness be illuminated by its eternal Source. Such is that grand and perfect gift!
    Now, may I/we be "satisfied."

  30. Beautiful! Thank you, Robin & Lift team. I'm very grateful you folks are keeping this provision for us during the holiday.Enjoyed it in both formats,by the way. Thank you God for Light as our first gift! The light of understanding, the light that brightens the darkest corner, the light of Truth bringing clarity and inspiration. Thank you!!!!!!!

  31. Such good thoughts and a beautiful video presentation!
    Thanks, Robin, tech team, listeners, watchers, commenters, and readers!
    Oh, this IS a holy day filled with light, love, joy, and peace. May all mankind partake of this feast.

    Happy Holidays
    Merry Christmas

  32. Precious Pat from Bern.CH #3, I, too, experienced some disappointment on the 22nd, acceptance, and then release to the Holy Spirit. This morning I awoke with the realization that some thing else had healed completely and my gratitude for that overflows. Let's remember that divine Love is pursuing us at every moment. Staying in the Kingdom of that pure light within, we can rejoice! And praise God!!! Miracles are happening in this Age of Aquarius, every moment, every day, every week, every year, every decade. Our fervent, hopeful prayers and expectations of good have created an opening, an expansion of light that is working in ways seen and unseen --- our oneness with God and Christ govern, guide, and lead the way.
    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
    Peace and joy to all my Lifter friends this Christmas and beyond. Much love and gratitude to you all.

  33. This is a time for gratitude, and for letting our light shine. But we must remember each day in the same way. Joy, Peace, Grace, Humility, Forgiveness are but of the few qualities we want to exemplify every day of every year. Thank you Robin, and Daily Lift staff and commenters.

  34. God's light/love dispels all darkness within our hearts, and we in turn can shine that love on others bringing hope and peace to the world. The light the shepherds saw and the wisemen followed is still aglow in our hearts today and will be for eternity.
    Thank you Robin and thank you Nate and all your production team, the BOL and TMC for the light of the Daily Lift.

  35. There are material objects that symbolize the light of spiritual truth such as in this case, a lamp, turn the switch on and light comes forth, turn it off and there is darkness or the misunderstanding of spiritual Truth which heals. The inspired thoughts that is revealed in the light of Christ, healing all of our troubles as against the mistaken darkness of material thinking which brings on sickness, sin and death.

  36. Beautiful Lift, visually, and a profound message. Thinking of light as a gift includes a responsibility - to shine.

    Thank you!

  37. Lovely Lift Robin, thank you. Yes indeed as I light my Christmas candles I am reminded of my devine heritage, and let my light shine. That I wish you all dear readers and blessings to all.

  38. Robin, thank you for this message of illumination! We're so looking forward to your lecture tonight in New York City on this theme of "Peace, Harmony, and Healing." Anyone interested in hearing Robin speak live this evening can visit Third Church's Facebook event at http://www.facebook.com/events/296663323784441/ for more information. If you can't join us in person this Christmas Eve, like Third Church's Facebook page at tiny.cc/thirdsfacebook where we'll be posting a recording of this talk very soon!

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  39. Thank you Robin, for this wonderful Christmas Eve Lift. The light of Love and understanding brings us into Christian Science and we see all things in their true, spiritual reality. "God is All." And all things reflect this light and loveliness. It shines the way for us just as it shone for the Israelites on their wanderings in the desert; and for others, like myself, who left the church as a teenager, and wandered off course, until impelled back again. Light prevents stumbling, or losing the way, and for that we can be endlessly grateful.
    Thank you Nate and Shannon and the production team; the BoL and lecturers; and Happy Christmas to all who bring us this wonderful podcast every day and for all who comment.

  40. Thank you.

  41. Just beautiful!
    HAVE A JOYOUS CHRISTMAS EVERYONE...
    CELEBRATE THE GIFT OF LIGHT!

  42. Thank you Robin for this beautiful Christmas message!

  43. Yes, and the light shines through us, our churches, our Reading Rooms, all our activities in the community, and we see it all around too! The true light now shines and nothing has ever put it out. Yea, God, His Christ, and Christian Science. We have received God's gracious gift of divine Love.

  44. Thank you, Robin, for your beautiful video Lift today, and thank you also to all the Daily Lifters for their comments and to the Daily Lift team for their work throughout the year. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  45. Thank you so much Robin, for the nice lift. Merry Christmas anh Happy New Year 2013.

  46. Thank you for this bright gift Robin. This morning we had the brightest stars followed by clear blue skies and sunshine on the snow covered mountains on our beautiful Vancouver Island and "mainland" mountains. The light of spiritual understanding reveals the beauty and presence of what the divine Mind has created.

  47. The gift of lightl what a perfect daily lift for this Christmas! NOTHING can stop or hide this beautiful light.
    Thank you Robin

  48. Merry Christmas, Robin. Thanks for this present.

    Don

  49. Thank you soooo much, #32 Saved! You have definitely brought forth the Light of the Dawning of this New Age of Peace and Love - forever here and near, but just now coming more and more into Full View! "This is the Dawning of the Age........"!!!! Let Gladness ring from Everyone! Merry Christmas to All and to All a Good and Holy Night!

  50. Thank you Robin for your clear and lovely message. As so many have stated before in the comments, we live in the perpetual light of Truth and Love. I am deeply appreciative for my study of Christian Science, and the Daily Lifts.

  51. Thank you Robin for this loving lift. Many blessings to you, our awesome Daily Lift family, Nate and the production team. We are so blessed with this Truth of Christian Science.

  52. Thank you, Robin. A beautiful message and view you have shared with us in your lovely home.

  53. Thank you Robin for sharing the light with us. You shared your light with us in Florida at a lecture over a year ago. Christmas is about light and it reminds me of a song from the musical "Godspell" It's "You are the light of the world" and is such a joyous, truly light song. Thanks for sharing that light and love.

  54. Thank you for your light lift, it has reflected to me a peace.

  55. Thank you Robin, for your beautiful message.

  56. Thank you Robin, Daily Lift and friends for the focus on the eternal Christ light.

  57. The idea that Christ is our light to show us our way is my Christmas gift this year. Thank you so much.

  58. Thank you Robin for letting your light shine on this Christmas Day!
    Wishing you all a joyous Christmas!!

  59. One more thank you. The thought of seeing what we have been given is so pure and holy and helpful. Merry Christmas today, tomorrow and everyday.

  60. Thank you, Robin, for "Seeing what we've been given ... Christ, the Light of the world ... as we welcome the light of Christ in our hearts, we see all that God has given us already present ..." Christmas presence.every day! :-)

  61. Actually the title of this Lift says it all..."Seeing what we've been given"..
    Thank you!!

  62. Thank-you, Robin, for this wonderful Christmas message/Lift! I loved the setting for your Lift, beautifully done.

  63. How beautifully inspiring. Thank you for such a precious message.

  64. Thank you again for this lovely and timely lift. I invited my early dinner guests today to listen to this message of the Christ light and love which is for all of us to share.

  65. Robin -- Just the kind of uplift we need this time of year! THANK YOU.

  66. Thank you for this inspiring message and beautiful video sharing "light"!

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