New life after the flood

It is inevitable that, in the midst of great flooding, thought turns to the account of Noah and the ark. In the face of impending destruction, he felt God's leading to prepare a place of safety and care. And throughout the forty days of storms he and his family were provided a haven of safety under the wing of divine Love.

There was a modern example of such care reported the other day in The New York Times. Relief workers in Wayland, Missouri, were asked how many people they were taking care of in their elementary-school shelter. They said none, because everyone had been offered a place to stay in someone's home. Over and over again, news accounts have shared reports of selflessness and combined community efforts to help one another.

Christ Jesus taught his followers how to pray. Within the Lord's Prayer is the line "Give us this day our daily bread" (Matt. 6:11). Christian Science helps one to see that this prayer acknowledges that moment by moment God provides us with the evidence of His love and power. By turning to God, we find proof of this care, and we feel the guiding influence of His love as we make necessary decisions.

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Progress—"the law of God"
August 9, 1993

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