As I continued in prayer, Bible verses that assured me of God’s faithfulness in caring for His ideas came to thought:
- “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22, 23).
- “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” (Hebrews 10:23).
- “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever” (Jude 1:24, 25).
As I considered these Bible verses, I began to think about how God’s faithfulness to His sons and daughters is like the faithfulness of an original governing its reflection in a mirror. The original never fails to govern the reflection, and the reflection can’t help being the expression of the original. It can never take on flaws on its own or act separately from the original. Neither can it be affected by something other than the original. So victimization, impact, and influence from without cannot touch the reflection of God. A line from a hymn then came to thought: “Faithfully to Him reflected,/ One with Him forever near” (Fay Linn, “Christian Science Hymnal,” No. 237).