How does the Christ save in daily life?

The world’s unrest of recent weeks has brought renewed cries from millions of people for protection and stability in the midst of harm and destruction. Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, which resulted in massive destruction and the partial meltdown of a nuclear power plant, along with the fighting in Libya and continuing terrorist threats, have caused many to ask: Is there a higher power that saves from devastation, flood, fire, violence?

The Scriptures encourage us with accounts of ordinary folk (from Noah onward) who triumphed through their absolute trust in God, and Christian Science explains that it is from God as divine Principle that we learn “how to demonstrate the Christ, Truth, as the healing and saving power” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 285).

This week we consider some of the ways in which this Christ ministers to people’s needs in daily life. Madelon Maupin challenges us to consider that just because Jesus no longer walks the earth, this doesn’t mean our access to the saving Christ is limited. She encourages us to go beyond trying to find salvation in matter, people, or things. Our goal instead might be to understand “the saving principle that Jesus practiced and modeled for all to demonstrate, regardless of the historical period or human conditions” (p. 14).

Items of Interest
A new era
April 11, 2011

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