Life preserver

I am very grateful to know that God is available wherever we are, and in every circumstance. I saw God’s protecting, guiding power more clearly than ever before this past January. As a child, one of my favorite winter activities was sledding down the big hill in my parents’ backyard. Now my children are just old enough to enjoy my parents’ big sledding hill, too. So one January morning, my young son and daughter decided to go sledding.

As I was preparing breakfast that morning, the words “harmony” and “intact” came to me. I knew they came from somewhere in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and I looked them up before we left for Grandma’s house. I found this statement on page 521: “The harmony and immortality of man are intact.” To me that means that no matter what the condition or circumstance, God is governing me, and all of us, completely, correctly, and harmoniously. 

All bundled up against the cold, we headed out to my parents’ back hill. It’s a great hill for all ages with a gradual slope on one side—we call it our “bunny hill”—and a steep hill on the other. If you aim your sled just right, it’s possible to go down the steep hill and slide straight across a small frozen pond and up the opposite bank. But that last part isn’t something we let the kids do. 

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