Living under God’s government

There’s a higher government at work in the world than the eye can see.

Originally published for the Christian Science Sentinel online on March 16, 2023

“I fear for my country,” a neighbor lamented. She was upset with elected officials. She was angry about enacted policies. She saw a divided country, a divided electorate, and no hope of opposing political parties ever working together. She was depressed and discouraged.

I told her that I find comfort in knowing that there’s a higher government at work in the world than the eye can see. As the Bible declares, “For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us” (Isaiah 33:22).

Human rulers come and go. Officials are replaced. Dynasties end. But divine Principle, God, reigns and rules forever. If concerned about temporal government policies and leaders, we can appeal to the supreme law of this Principle and trust its power to uphold equity and justice. When understood, God’s reign and rule can save us from the shortcomings of human government.

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