‘Let there be light’

I’d forgotten about the planned power outage in our neighborhood, and with lights and television on, dropped off to sleep watching a not-too-interesting program. I was suddenly awakened by everything turning off. Opening my eyes made no difference—I could not see anything. There was no streetlight, moonlight, nothing. I was so disoriented that for a few moments I didn’t know where I was.

Finally figuring it out, I made my way to the stairs, where I kept a small flashlight. I flipped it on and a tiny shaft of light lit up the room. That tiny light made such a difference in the dark! It reminded me of something Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “A grain of Christian Science does wonders for mortals, so omnipotent is Truth, but more of Christian Science must be gained in order to continue in well doing” (p. 449). This echoes Christ Jesus’ promise to his disciples, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you” (Matthew 17:20). A grain—that’s not much! Just a little bit of spiritual understanding can heal; just a little bit of light dispels the darkness, whether it’s in a room or in our thought. To let Truth lighten up our thought is to realize we are always in the presence of God.

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Right where you are, there is healing

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