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No job too small

From the May 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Sometimes ads for services by handymen or other craftspeople contain the slogan “No job too small!” As someone who’s not a do-it-yourself kind of guy around the house, I always appreciate seeing those words. They reassure me that I don’t have to feel embarrassed about asking for help. 

We may be accustomed to turning to God when we’re faced with big challenges, especially those we think we can’t handle on our own. But do we sometimes find ourselves not turning to God when faced with lesser challenges—ones we think we can handle on our own or that are “too small” to bother God with?

Actually, there’s no such thing as a challenge, big or small, that we’re capable of handling on our own. That’s because we are never really on our own; there can never be a time or place where we don’t need God. Further, there can never be a time or place when we don’t have God, since, as the Bible tells us, we’re His image and likeness; or, as Christian Science phrases it, we’re God’s reflection. 

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