Nothing too 'small' for God

A couple weeks ago I was eating some popcorn and one of the hulls ended up at the far back of my throat or tongue—I couldn’t tell which. Try as I might—eating other things, drinking water—that hull wouldn’t budge. I thought about the Sunday Christian Science Bible Lesson that week and how many times it mentioned God’s power.

Now, in the course of God’s omnipotence and government of the universe, this little hull stuck in my throat seemed minor. But that simple phrase from Psalms 138:8 came to me, “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” It doesn’t say He’ll help me only if it’s a major issue, but that He will perfect whatever it is that concerns me. Although I went to bed and woke up in the morning with the little hull still stuck, I had confidence in God’s dominion. As I was reading the Bible Lesson that morning, a well-known passage caught my eye once again: “A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 463). I knew that anything annoying, even something this small, could not hold up in God’s kingdom—the place where I live continuously.

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