What are the real demands on us?

It had been a challenging week. We were in the midst of final preparations for an extended trip, and the normal daily work still needed much attention. As I drove home from the last appointment of the day, I found myself reaching out to God for the reassurance that all needful things would be accomplished.

This certainly had been proved to me many times in the past. I had learned from my study of Christian Science that God is the all-knowing, all-acting Mind and that this Mind is always imparting ideas that express its goodness and might. I recalled a time when reassurance from this verse in Isaiah had brought complete refreshment: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness" (41:10).

Study of the Bible along with the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, reveals why this promise is practical. God's creation is a totally harmonious and well-ordered kingdom. God is in control of every aspect of His universe. When we listen expectantly, the reassurance we need of God's tender presence is always there. But this evening what came to thought was not at all what I had expected.

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The Bible and the healing of young people
February 26, 1996

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