Lost items recovered through prayer

On a recent Sunday in church, I was struck by this familiar phrase from “the scientific statement of being” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation …” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 468). I’d heard and read it thousands of times before, but on this occasion its bold and uncompromising claim of spiritual control made a strong impression on me.

That weekend my wife and I had been staying with friends in a town some distance from our home. After church we had lunch with our friends, packed the car, then toured the town for several hours. Before heading home, I went to get my iPad but was unable to find it. I then remembered I’d zipped it into its small travel case along with another electronic device and set it on top of our car while packing after lunch. My heart sank. I couldn’t recall removing it from the car before we began our sightseeing tour several hours earlier.

We looked everywhere for it, but with no success. We retraced our drive all the way back to our friends’ house, but there was no sign of the case or its contents. It was obvious that the case had fallen onto the roadway somewhere en route. At that point it occurred to me that by using an app on my smartphone, I could remotely lock both missing devices and also post my phone number for someone to contact me.

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Welcoming the children
September 4, 2017

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