ACIM Lesson 279 Creation’s freedom promises my own. 1. The end of dreams is promised me, because God’s Son is not abandoned by His Love.
Creation’s freedom promises my own.
1. The end of dreams is promised me, because God’s Son is not abandoned by His Love. ²Only in dreams is there a time when he appears to be in prison, and awaits a future freedom, if it be at all. ³Yet in reality his dreams are gone, with truth established in their place. ⁴And now is freedom his already. ⁵Should I wait in chains which have been severed for release, when God is offering me freedom now?
2. I will accept Your promises today, and give my faith to them. ²My Father loves the Son Whom He created as His Own. ³Would You withhold the gifts You gave to me?
This is good news! God has not abandoned us and He loves us. In our minds, we are prisoners. Our prison doesn’t have walls but we imagine we are trapped in these bodies, destined to suffer and die. Then we do it all over again and again. Even being assured by our elder brother that it is safe to leave this prison we stay, believing that it is safer here than some unknown existence. It makes no sense but we do it anyway. No matter that we sit in our cell pretending to be imprisoned, we are free. We are as God created us, an extension of our Creator pretending to be a body in a world that doesn’t exist.
Here is something from the Bible that is very interesting.
This comes from Mark 9.Jesus got into a boat and crossed back over to the town where he lived.[a] 2 Some people soon brought to him a crippled man lying on a mat. When Jesus saw how much faith they had, he said to the crippled man, “My friend, don’t worry! Your sins are forgiven.”
3 Some teachers of the Law of Moses said to themselves, “Jesus must think he is God!”
4 But Jesus knew what was in their minds, and he said, “Why are you thinking such evil things? 5 Is it easier for me to tell this crippled man that his sins are forgiven or to tell him to get up and walk? 6 But I will show you that the Son of Man has the right to forgive sins here on earth.” So Jesus said to the man, “Get up! Pick up your mat and go on home.” 7 The man got up and went home. 8 When the crowds saw this, they were afraid[b] and praised God for giving such authority to people.
Accepting His Promises
I imagine that Jesus stands before me telling me my sins are forgiven and to get up and walk out of the prison of believing I am trapped in a body in a world of time and space. He is telling me to go Home. He didn’t tell this man to do penance or to study and learn what he needs to earn his way to a healing. He is not telling me that either. He is telling me that all is forgiven, all is undone. I am free. If I do not embrace my freedom, it is because I don’t want to be free.
Brother, I don’t understand why I have resisted moving forward but I am ready now. I am grateful for the shifts I have experienced thus far. I am grateful for the gentle and patient guidance I have received and for all that has changed. Now I am ready for the next step and I accept it. I accept that God does love me and harbors no resentment toward me. I accept that I have dreamed all the dreams that I could ever want and that none have satisfied. I accept that I am not being asked to sacrifice to be what I am. I will accept Your promises today, and give my faith to them.
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