"Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine 'powers that be'

"Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine 'powers that be.' Such is the true Science of being." This passage on page 249 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy was of great help to me during a difficult period in my life, but at first I could not rejoice. I was in a state of great mental depression. I was unable to sleep, and although I had not suffered any great misfortune, everything looked black to me. At times my depression was so great I did not want to go on living.

The source of my problem was the fact that my husband wanted to move to the Philippines, where he had business interests. Our youngest son was in his last year of high school, and it appeared his education would be impaired if he went with us. At the time I felt I could not let my husband go alone because I thought I could not be without him even for a day, and he did not want to leave me.

It was only when I was able to say honestly, in the words of Christ Jesus (Luke 22:42), "Not my will, but thine, be done," that a way opened for my husband and me to go. Kind friends offered to have our son live with them so that he could finish high school at the one he had been attending. I still had qualms about living in the Philippines because I had read much about the unrest in southeast Asia. I knew there was a Christian Science Society in Baguio City, where we would live, but still I was very fearful. Before leaving for the Philippines, I was able to have class instruction. It was the most wonderful experience I have had. I am ever grateful for it.

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The Bible Speaks to You
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 305 - Meeting Daily Needs Through Prayer
February 10, 1968

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