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Let God script it!
I grew up in the early days of television. My dad was a director for many shows, so our family became familiar with the writing of television scripts.
Consequently, when anyone in the family started to worry or speculate about how an illness or personal problem would be resolved, one of us would say, "Don't write a script." In other words, don't allow the human condition to dictate the story. Instead, prayerfully turn to God, and let Him speak the truth to you. Let God write His script, which is always good.
I find myself thinking of this family saying when I hear news reports of disaster or disease, such as the earthquake last month in Pakistan. Then I turn to God to hear Him tell His view of what is really happening. In the first chapter of the Bible we are told, "God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him ... And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Gen. 1:27, 31). I have seen and experienced many healings as the result of my own heartfelt acceptance of this truth as law—that all that God creates is good. So it's natural for me to begin my prayer for those affected by disaster by adopting the spiritual perspective of God's goodness, a perspective that is immediately available.
About the author
Jill Grimes is a Christian Science practitioner. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
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