We are buoyant!

In scuba diving class, I learned that in order to explore the depths of the sea, I had to wear a weight belt. The belt is the only way to remain submerged, because we are naturally buoyant. In order to make a well-timed ascent back to the surface, I learned to open the valve in my oxygen tank, allowing air into my buoyancy compensator vest. Applying these principles, I have been able to observe and appreciate the beauty of the ocean safely and joyfully—both above and below the surface.

These lessons in scuba diving can also be applied to spiritual growth. Challenges in our lives may feel weighty and overwhelming at times, but we can uplift our thoughts from feelings of depression and hopelessness by understanding the buoyancy we derive from divine Love.

We learn from the Bible that “God is love” (I John 4:8). Christ Jesus demonstrated this truth by healing others and demonstrating how best to express God, divine Love. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says of God, “Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 516).

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