Our great spiritual adventure

The greatest adventure of all can start in the most modest, unexpected ways. All that's needed is a desire to know Truth.

When I was still a very little girl, there was a story I had my parents read to me over and over. Its opening phrase was "It started like any ordinary day ..." After that announcement, wonderful things began to happen to the children of that make-believe world. They started on a great adventure. This idea, that any ordinary day could end in adventure, was greatly appealing to me. I always felt it was true, that adventure was just around the corner, if we were looking for it.

As I grew older I loved reading a small Bible my parents had given me, and I attended the Sunday School of a church to which they belonged at that time. I must have been a difficult pupil, however, for there were two questions to which I constantly sought satisfactory answers. The first was "What exactly is God?" The second was "Why do people not heal today as Jesus healed?" I noted he did not use medicines, nor any other material ways and means, yet people were healed instantaneously through some spiritual means alone. And had he not said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also"?

I was searching for God, just as you may be doing as you read this magazine. And as we reach out to God with the desire to know Him, the answer will certainly appear. Sometimes the answer comes at times and in ways least expected. The most important thing is to have the desire, and then a willingness to listen for the answers.

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Second Thought
September 16, 1991

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