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Spiritual creation—a present reality

From the May 1998 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Much of what we see going on in the world and in our lives seems to be a process that we have little or no influence over. This perception leads to a sense of futility and hopelessness. And yet the experience of one who has witnessed the healing power and all-embracing care of God provides the assurance that circumstances are not beyond our control. We can overcome lack, sickness, and other forms of discord through divine power, proving that hope in God and perseverance are rewarded.

How can we overturn the limited, finite, material sense of creation, with its futility and injustice, and gain a higher concept of life, beholding the glorious creation of God, divine Mind? By starting our reasoning with God. We might ask ourselves, "What would a God who is omniscient, omnipotent, infinite Love and eternal Life create? What kind of a universe would reflect a God who is Truth itself, who is pure Spirit, who is the one Mind?" Divine Mind would create ideas, and those ideas would express God, and they could express nothing that is unlike Him. As God's creation, man is God's witness, His image, the reflection of what He is. And man is inseparable from God, for "in him we live, and move, and have our being."Acts 17:28. Therefore, things aren't hopeless. We need not be victims. Through this understanding of creation we can prove our dominion.

Accepting what the Bible tells us—that God is Love—leads us to the natural conclusion that we and all of His creation express Love and are cared for by Love continuously. Realizing that God is infinite, omnipotent good gives us a truer view of creation and its inherent perfection, and we see that we have divine authority to challenge whatever conflicts with good in our experience.

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