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Recognizing God's ever-present love and provision
Have you been looking for companionship? For some, marriage seems the answer. For others, having a good friend or two seems to fill this need. But where should we first look for our companionship?
We can find the answer in Science and Health, the Christian Science textbook. Its author, Mrs. Eddy, poses the question, "Would existence without personal friends be to you a blank?" She goes on to say: "Then the time will come when you will be solitary, left without sympathy; but this seeming vacuum is already filled with divine Love. When this hour of development comes, even if you cling to a sense of personal joys, spiritual Love will force you to accept what best promotes your growth." Science and Health, p. 266;
Rather than looking to others for companionship, we should first look to God. As we acknowledge God's care for us as our Father-Mother and recognize His ever-present love and provision, we'll make new friends, establish lasting relationships. It is usual and natural to have friends, and solid friendships are a definite proof of God's goodness—of His love and care for each of us. And when we feel alone, we can know that our closest, our ever-present friend, is divine Love, God. No matter where we are or what the circumstance, we can rest assured that God is right there with us. This is true companionship, purely spiritual and lasting.
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