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When we need ‘the phenomena of improvisation’

From the April 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal

With God, everything has already been done right. He isn’t waiting to complete something or mend something or improve something. As a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal puts it beautifully, “His goodness stands approved,/ Unchanged from day to day” (Philip Doddridge, No. 124).

So, what do we do about those times in life when things may not feel approved? Or when they don’t work out according to plan? There might be a need for a job change you hadn’t expected, funds may not be available to go to the college of your choice, or you may find yourself not following the pattern most people do after they’ve finished with school or a particular work assignment.

Many readers may be familiar with the words “the phenomena of improvisation” in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, but may not have thought a lot about them.