Keep on singing

Though ongoing stay-at-home orders may limit our activities, lockdowns can’t stop us from listening for divine inspiration that nurtures productivity, joy, and healing.

In an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus where I live, residents have been instructed to stay home, cancel family gatherings, and not travel or visit others. It’s been a disheartening decree for many to hear, because it’s a repeat of a shutdown we experienced months ago and hoped would never happen again.

But through Christian Science, I’ve found a spiritual perspective that can keep our thought in a good place no matter where our body happens to be. As children of God, we have spiritual consciousness that can never be locked down or isolated by physical circumstances. The source of this spiritual consciousness is the divine Mind, God, not matter. Therefore our thought is always free to soar and sing with inspirations of divine Truth and Love no matter how confining physical conditions may be. 

For instance, consider what happened to two biblical apostles, Paul and Silas, when they were thrown into prison for preaching the gospel (see Acts 16:22–26). To ensure they did not escape, the jailers cast the two into the inner dungeon and locked their feet in stocks. A true lockdown!

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