Obeying God's Will

No one who ever lived on earth was more obedient to the will of God than was Christ Jesus. From his earliest years until his ascension, he was obedient to his heavenly Father. What did this signify? It meant that he understood God to be the creator who governs His creation through perfect spiritual law; that he knew that the will of God is perpetually active through spiritual law, and that it manifested itself in every good quality, in every right idea. It meant that he was aware that in reality there is only one will—God's will. And with this knowledge, it was his effort continually to reflect the qualities or ideas of God, thus obeying the divine will.

The Master was the greatest healer of all time, because of all men he was the most obedient to the will of God. The Gospels of the New Testament tell of his consecrated life, his constant communion with God, his unceasing prayer for greater understanding of the divine will. They record the result of this consecration—how he healed sickness and sin, and overruled so-called material law when it threatened disaster; how he raised others from the dead, and overcame the belief of death for himself. By reflecting the qualities of God, perfect Mind, Christ Jesus was obedient to the Father's will, and thus vanquished the erroneous beliefs which hold mankind in bondage. Mary Baker Eddy writes thus of him on page 168 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "He did the will of the Father. He healed sickness in defiance of what is called material law, but in accordance with God's law, the law of Mind." It was obedience to God's will which enabled him to be the great demonstrator of Truth and Love, and gave him the victory over material sense and self.

"Our surety is in our confidence"
December 16, 1939

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