Prayer brings a complete answer

Prayer isn't some vague hope that we'll find our way through life's challenges. It's what shows us who we really are and what we can expect from God.

Faced with unemployment at one point in my life, I prayed for an answer.

As I turned to God, divine Spirit, an answer came that I felt only God could have given. I glimpsed vividly, if only briefly, man's inseparability from God. Christian Science explains that because God as divine Spirit is creator, man is Spirit's expression. I could see there's no separating the creator from His creation. This was wonderful because I no longer felt my situation was bleak and hopeless.

More answers came. I could see that God needs (for lack of a better word) man to express Himself. Like music "needing" notes to express harmony and rhythm. God creates man to express His completeness and allness. As God's expression, each one of His individual spiritual ideas is essential to God's completeness. God's idea, man, is always employed, always fully occupied reflecting God, his creator.

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Practical Christianity for the work ahead
June 24, 1991

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