What are we waiting for?

When well-being seems beyond our reach, it may be time to recognize what God can do for us right now.

How often do we find ourselves saying, "Oh, if only..., then everything would be all right"? This sentiment may seem logical to human reason, but is it really? What does it imply? What are we waiting for?

A Biblical account of Christ Jesus' healing work started a lively discussion of these questions one day in the Christian Science Sunday School class I was teaching. The account, in John's Gospel, begins: "Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water."

February 17, 1992

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