Instant message

This photo was taken along the Thames Embankment in London (with Big Ben in the background) one crisp, snowy morning. As I reflect on it, I’m reminded that Christmas is a great time for being in touch—with family and friends everywhere. These days, of course, it’s quicker, easier, and more immediate than it’s ever been using Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, or even the good old red phone box, which is so iconically British.

In Sunday School I remember learning how God keeps in touch with us through angels, which Mary Baker Eddy described as “…spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality…” (Science and Health, p. 581). Sometimes we may have to listen attentively to pick up the message, but it’s powerful. No technology is needed to receive it. The inspiration is immediate, and it comes wherever we are in the world. Also, I know that we can “call” God for help, guidance, or even just a chat any time, because He is always there for us, watching, loving, and caring—and not just at Christmas.

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