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Never alone

From the January 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal

We've all faced times when being alone has been appealing, but being alone can also seem frightening. An important concept I’ve been learning through the study of Christian Science is that God’s love for each of us is here, now, and always will be. There is never a moment that we exist without Him and the good He provides, and His presence precludes any adverse circumstance. Our safety and well-being are God’s business, and His faithfulness to that end is unwavering. 

Since God is Spirit and we are His creation, our oneness with Him must be understood to be spiritual not material. As we acknowledge the truth of our spiritual heritage as recorded in the first chapter of Genesis, the false concept that we are struggling mortals alone in a hostile world apart from God will cease. Such was my experience some years ago. 

Shortly after rising one morning, I felt a disturbance in my body and found it difficult to stand. Returning to the bedroom, I just made it in time to fall onto my unmade bed. It was a cool, crisp October morning, and the window had been left open. I began to feel cold and was unable to move. Momentarily, I saw myself as alone, immobile, and without help. When the feeling that I might lose consciousness took hold, I fought to stay awake and alert. Yet, God’s presence was evident to me even then.

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