On my own—with God

Ever since I graduated from college a few years ago, I’ve lived several states away from my family. It’s been a good opportunity for me to look for signs of God’s mothering and fathering every day. I continue to learn that I’m never outside of God’s tender love and constant care. None of us is, as we’re reminded by Mary Baker Eddy on page 494 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need.”

On a couple of occasions recently, this truth was made tangible to me. Once, as I was carrying a really heavy bag from the subway to my apartment, I asked God for help. My prayer began with something like, “I could really use some help right now.” But as I continued praying, I realized that there could never be an unmet need, because God, who is divine Love, is actively expressing Himself everywhere, at every moment. Not even a second later, a woman walking nearby turned to me and said, “We can help you with that.” Before I knew it, her boyfriend took the bag and carried it most of the way to my building, as they lived nearby. My heart was soaring with gratitude. I felt so loved!

Another time, I was walking to the subway on my way home from work and noticed a vacuum cleaner on the sidewalk. It had a sign on it that said, “Please take me, I still work great.” I laughed to myself because I did need a vacuum, and this one seemed meant just for me. Here was another proof of God’s law of love, directly and specifically caring for me. So I grabbed the handle and rolled the vacuum cleaner to the subway. A few days later I used it, and it did work great. I have never felt so loved while vacuuming! 

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