Looking back on those first few days of Christian Science class instruction, perhaps none of us could have known where our footsteps would lead us, what the road ahead would look like, what would be asked of us. We brought our hopes, earnest longings, willing hearts: all of us, simply by showing up, answering God’s call to learn, grow, love, help, and heal.
That calling is as sure today as it was then.
Yet sometimes the terrain is rough; we may feel stymied by roadblocks, mountains in our paths; we may even think that we’ve forgotten everything we learned in class. “Where are You, God?” we may ask. And God, who does not change, changes us—moves us to turn our gaze from repetitious, dormant darkness and despair, and answers, “Right here. I am right here.” And we remember, and we see that we have never been—the world has never been—anything but what God has made it to be.