God's guidance on my trip to Ethiopia

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

Many years ago, when visiting a friend in Copenhagen, I’d gone off by myself intending to explore the art museum which, I was assured, was just a few blocks away. After walking for what seemed like hours, I found myself on the other side of town, no museum in sight – lost! I went into a shop and asked a friendly looking young man for help.

I told him I was lost and he replied, “You’re not lost, you’re right here. We just need to figure out how to get you where you would rather be.” Those charming, lighthearted words made a deep and lasting impression on me. I’ve thought about it this way: We can never be lost; we are always right here in God’s presence, held in His right hand.

I’ve often read assurances in the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings of God’s omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient guidance. But what does that mean? And can we rely on its promise in moments of need?

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