Here's a fun story about a lesson I learned in patience and trust in God, when I had to rescue my dog after he fell through a hole in the ice. He knows how to swim, but thinks he doesn't, and then gets scared when all four paws aren't touching the ground. But he found a tree branch, clung on to it, and waited patiently there to be rescued. He taught me the value of remaining calm and waiting on God, even when we are afraid. Waiting on God brings with it God's full presence, intelligence, and love, which rescues us from any situation, even ones that are unexpected!
A lesson in patience from my dog
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures
by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 255:3–6
“Let there be light,” is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres.
The Christian Science Hymnal, No. 196:2
Let all that now unites us
More sweet and lasting prove,
A closer bond of union,
In a blest land of love.
(I Corinthians 14:7, 26)
And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp,
except they give a distinction in the sounds,
How shall it be known what is piped or harped? ...
How is it then, brethren? when ye come together,
every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine,
hath a tongue, hath a revelation,
hath an interpretation.
Let all things be done unto edifying.
If we feel tossed around by uncertainty or unhappiness, we can open our hearts to God’s limitless love, which brings comfort, peace, and healing.
Read the full article published in the Christian Science Monitor here.
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And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
"Oh, may this hour be prolific, and at this time and in every heart may there come this benediction: Thou hast no longer to appeal to human strength, to strive with agony; I am thy deliverer."
-Mary Baker Eddy
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