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“As in heaven, so on earth …”

From the August 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal

“Nooo, not one more thing.” That’s the thought I had after the latch on my trunk appeared to be stuck. I had just emptied a second trunkload of branches at the town compost heap and one of the downed-by-winds branches had gotten caught in it; I had gotten the branch part out of the latch area, but the latch now being stuck meant the trunk was also stuck in the wide-open position. Yikes! Scenarios flashed into thought. I couldn’t drive around like that. What would I do?

Earlier that day, I’d been thinking about a phrase I was familiar with—“as in heaven, so on earth”—from Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, and when I briefly mentally quieted down a bit, the truth of that began to dispel concerns. Then an idea surfaced, and I quickly found a way for the latch to return to its normal functionality. Gratitude to God! In the scheme of things, a tiny situation, but nonetheless, a reminder of “heaven,” or harmony, here and now, and a promise for the resolution of bigger challenges.

How many times have we wished for a good outcome to a situation? In the midst of all that appears to be happening these days on many fronts, how can we find tangible peace, harmony, health, solutions, protection, needs being met, and wholeness? We could say, How can we find some heaven, here on earth?  

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