Look from a higher vantage point

A beautiful line from a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal reads, “The watchword has been spoken, / The light has broken forth” (No. 2). These words convey a sense—similar to the feeling one gets on the first warm and sunny day of spring after a long, hard winter—of what it can feel like when we acknowledge God and experience the warmth of divine Love right where worry might have seemed so overwhelming, and our minds and hearts are put at ease. I’ve found that divine Truth, which can be glimpsed by thought elevated through prayer, is the watchword we can trust. It reveals and expresses the goodness of God’s reality—divine Life, Truth, and Love—in our lives, similar to the way light reveals what might have been merely hidden in darkness. 

God is unchanging Truth. No event, circumstance, threat, hopeless feeling, or ultimatum can alter the nature of God’s being and His reflection, which includes the true identity of each of us. If you unequivocally knew deep down that God actually made all perfectly good, and that nothing could change that fact, would you succumb to stress or worry about life? Christ Jesus, who was the exemplar of living from a spiritual altitude of thought, said and did things indicating that man’s ability to bring healing to stressful situations is an absolute certainty. He frequently said, “Fear not,” and during his three-year ministry he continually relieved his fellow man of the things that worried them by profoundly familiarizing them with the presence, power, truth, and goodness of their Father-Mother God. 

My grandmother told me of wives and mothers who used to go to an elevated platform to pray and watch for the fishermen from their village who had been caught in storms. From these platforms, they could see far into the distance and be the first to see the returning boats before they would actually arrive in the harbor.

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Redeeming the ‘millennial’ label
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