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The power of the Bible Lesson

From the April 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In the past few months, I’ve been in regular communication with my daughter who is living abroad in Germany for the year. She is a recent college graduate, and while navigating the waters of life beyond school, she has had many new experiences to think and pray about. Some days she and I actively text each other. She sends me questions or concerns seeking her mom’s perspective, and I reply with an attempt to give her wise counsel. 

One morning our texting conversation began quite early, and I found myself multitasking—replying to her texts, and beginning to read that week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson, something I try to do each morning. Over the weeks I had often asked her if she’d read her Lesson yet that day. In my own study I was constantly finding ideas in it I thought she’d find helpful. On this particular morning it struck me that everything my daughter needed was already in the Lesson, and she was not dependent on my “motherly wisdom.”

As I read the Lesson, every word spoke to me. I spent the whole day reading and rereading that Bible Lesson, pondering and praying with every truth.

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