Waking up to priorities

Late one morning, as my wife and I were about to check out of a hotel room in New York, it looked as if there were just too many things to do at once and too little time in which to do them. And my wife had suddenly become painfully ill. As we reached out to God a strong sense of peace came to thought, and soon afterward a clear line of spiritual reasoning about the safety and well-being of man in God's care. This led to increasingly strong affirmations of what we could then really begin to feel—the governing presence of divine goodness. It led also to the convinced denial that sickness, clashing circumstances, and "unfortunate" happenings had any place at all in a universe governed solely by divine Principle, God.

Within the half-hour my wife said she was well. We continued to make all the necessary arrangements for leaving and for a meeting that afternoon. We were soon on our way.

Sometimes it takes an array of challenges to get us to wake up to priorities. Isn't the real priority always spiritualization of thought—prayer that so recognizes God's unquestionable government of His universe, we feel the truth of Paul's words "He is not far from each one of us, for in him we live and move, in him we exist." The New English Bible, Acts 17:27, 28. In the King James Version the passage reads, ... he [is] not far from every one of us: for in him we live, and move, and have our being."

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