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Spiritual Short

Directly from God

From the April 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One morning a few years ago, I awoke with a headache. Despite a full schedule, I decided to stay home and pray with Mary Baker Eddy’s statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (p. 494). 

I chose this passage because I was having a hard time seeing that this statement was true. In particular, I was concerned about some family members who were struggling with issues I couldn’t seem to help them with. I decided to look up each word of the statement in a dictionary to gain a deeper understanding of it.

I got only as far as the first word in my research before I had the answer I needed! I found that one meaning of the word divine is “directly from God.” I had such a clear sense that God’s love comes directly to each one of us. It doesn’t have to come through anyone else. We all have an indestructible, direct relation with God. No one can interfere with it, and no one is needed to boost or improve it. We are each inseparable from divine Love’s direct care. 

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