Missing father found in Port-au-Prince

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

Tuesday, a precious family friend called after the 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti. Her father was missing in Port-au-Prince. His home is very near the National Palace that crumbled, and she was beyond worried. She and her siblings had endeavored to use every form of connection to contact him. Nothing.

Earlier in the day, when I heard of the earthquake and resulting devastation, I’d turned to God in prayer, “What would You have me know right now?” I’d been praying with the concept of “stationary power and stillness” for a few days. This comes from a quote by Mary Baker Eddy and it was helping me feel settled and able to pray effectively. She wrote, “The best spiritual type of Christly method for uplifting human thought and imparting divine Truth, is stationary power, stillness, and strength; and when this spiritual ideal is made our own, it becomes the model for human action”(Retrospection and Introspection, p. 93). So it was not a surprise to hear a similar angel message, “‘Be still, and know that I am God.’ I am there and everywhere.”

So I was obedient and listened. Grim news reports throughout the day prompted me to look for glimmers of hope within the news coverage as I considered what God is. The power of God as Love lifted me to know that everyone could feel this Love—the protection, the comfort, the healing presence, the intelligence, the purity of God’s tangible presence pouring on each and all.

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