I’ve seen the presence and power of divine Love proved countless times in my life—injuries and illnesses have been healed, relationship problems have been resolved, and employment has been found. I know I can put my hand in God’s, and He will guide me safely to the right solutions.
Years ago, after finishing college, I moved to the West Coast, away from my family, friends, and comfort zone. The hustle and bustle of Los Angeles was quite different from the slow-moving Midwestern town I had grown up in.
One day, while I was sharing a quick, one-sentence thought with someone in need of healing, the words flowed out of my mouth spontaneously as if they had been said through me, instead of by me. I knew the words were true, but I didn’t know I understood them.
One day, as I was about to call a Christian Science practitioner for help, I was tempted to voice all the ugly details of a problem so he would know how hard he had to pray for me. Then I started to laugh at how foolish that was.
To me, there is a reason why the phrase “In God We Trust” is an integral part of every piece of money minted in the United States of America. A very sound, strong, and fundamental reason, which undergirds the basis upon which any economy can function—full and complete faith in the one God.
Once, a fellow church member asked me which radio station I listened to while driving to work. I replied that I prayed during my short morning commute, and celebrated the events of the day by listening to my favorite music station on the drive home.
A co-worker at a learning center where I am employed suddenly began to make unkind, snappy, sarcastic remarks to me on a daily basis for several weeks. I strove not to react, but rather to respond lovingly or to say nothing.
What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven? This question came to my thought not long ago, when I found myself captivated by the following idea: “Imagine a kingdom with no borders, no crossing points, where each citizen has an inalienable right to access all the good that a loving Father bestows! Citizenship in God’s kingdom enables each of us to use spiritual, God-bestowed talents that fulfil our deepest aspirations” (Ann Kenrick, “Christ’s Invitation,” The Christian Science Journal , April 2011, p. 53 ).
After arriving by plane in California for a two-week vacation, my wife and I waited for our luggage, but mine never showed up. I was upset because I didn’t want to begin our vacation without most of my clothes.
There is no doubt that Christian Science is the most powerful and far-reaching healing agent the world can know. Healings of diabetes, cancer, and other illnesses deemed incurable by medical science prove that.