What Are We Waiting For?

Are we waiting, Micawber-like, for something to turn up, perhaps a healing, comfort from sorrow, more adequate supply, a congenial environment, happiness, or companionship? Mortal mind suggests that these are all in the past or in the future, but not in the present. And so Alexander Pope wrote, "Man never Is, but always To be blest." An Essay on Man, Epistle I;

Christian Science, however, shows that all good is present now because God, good, is omnipresent. Therefore any looking away from this omnipresent good to a past or a future is, in an absolute sense, looking away from God.

That Christ Jesus must have maintained this spiritual sense of ever-present good is evidenced by his words, "Before Abraham was, I am." John 8:58; God revealed Himself to Moses, not in a past or future tense, but in the eternal now as "I AM THAT I AM." Ex. 3:14;

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Creative Mind Is Never Blank
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