How to follow God without swerving

Every time I read this one passage about Jesus in Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy I squirm a little. (Sometimes a lot!) And, frankly, it's good for me! The passage? "'Despised and rejected of men,' returning blessing for cursing, he taught mortals the opposite of themselves, even the nature of God; and when error felt the power of Truth, the scourge and the cross awaited the great Teacher. Yet he swerved not, well knowing that to obey the divine order and trust God, saves retracing and traversing anew the path from sin to holiness" (ibid., p. 20).

"Yet he swerved not...." Christ Jesus is our Master, our Exemplar, our Way-shower, our Saviour. And "he swerved not," even when he encountered not only misunderstanding and criticism but also hostility, cursing, condemnation, extreme hatred, and death itself.

Jesus always stayed on course, helping people understand God better and showing them the practicality of such understanding. Through the constancy of his prayer, he overcame all kinds of calamities, including so-called incurable sickness as well as sin. He definitely didn't swerve from what he knew to be true of God and His creation.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Help for fathers today
October 30, 1995

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.