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Awakened by Christ

From the May 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Some years ago my husband lost his job, and under great financial stress we decided to sell our home. We were able to rent a cottage at a nearby lake while we worked through the situation. However, during our move, two of our young children became very ill with symptoms of the measles. Feeling overwhelmed, I contacted a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful support. 

As I turned to God in prayer, I affirmed His ever-present goodness and power. This quickly began to waken me from the mortal dream of sickness and despair that I had been entertaining. I was so grateful that whatever troubles we seem to be facing, the Christ is right with us to help us become conscious of our real status as God’s child, forever safe in His loving care.

Christian Science teaches that the limited, mortal sense of life—with its economic cycles, lack, injustice, disease, and death—is a false sense of life separated from God. But in reality, life can never be separate from God, who is Life itself and the creator of all there is. When we pray with a humble, receptive thought, we are able to hear the Christ speaking to the human heart, waking it from the material dream of life in matter to the truth of God’s allness and goodness. 

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