Go ahead...pray about it

For as long as I can remember, whenever I lost something, I would halfheartedly think to myself: “Well, nothing can ever be lost in God’s kingdom. God is always guiding me and leading me in the right direction, so He will lead me to what I have lost.” Then I would look for the lost object, listening only to my own thoughts, turn up empty-handed, and come to the conclusion that praying to find lost items wasn’t reasonable and didn’t work. To comfort myself after losing something of importance or value, I would simply shrug it off, thinking that since Christian Science teaches we are all spiritual and there is actually no substance in matter or material things, losing an object didn’t really matter. However, I knew this thinking was not quite right and needed to be corrected.

During my freshman year of high school at Principia, a school for Christian Scientists, I finally had an opportunity to really understand that nothing is ever lost in God’s kingdom. A few days before the opening night of the school’s musical production, Crazy for You, I was in the lobby of the auditorium rehearsing several of the dance numbers with my fellow dancers. I love to dance, and tap is my favorite. This performance was very important to me, as I had worked very hard for months to make it perfect.

As we got ready to go back into the auditorium, I noticed that the metal tap on my tap shoe had come loose, and the tiny screw that held it in place was missing. I got very worried since there were no other tap shoes that I could wear, no other screws small enough to fix the tap, and no time to order new shoes before opening night. What was I going to do?

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