The one true power

“I can of mine own self do nothing” (John 5:30). Christ Jesus made this profound statement after healing the man at the pool of Bethesda, declaring God to be the source and cause of all his healing works. The man had been lying helpless and infirm for 38 years, and Jesus healed him in a moment. Jesus knew God was his Father and the source of his ability to heal the sick and raise the dead. And through his example, he paved the way for all of us to know and glorify God too, because God is the source of everyone’s ability.

Could there ever be a moment when God, Love, Mind, is not expressing Himself, when there is a power other than the allness of God, good? In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy explains that there cannot: “There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God” (p. 228). 

The divine link
May 18, 2015

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