Recently, I woke up with an indescribable feeling of wonder at God’s creation. I marveled at what was outside my window, with a fresh awareness of the layers of inter-connectedness that I was witnessing: the trees, grasses, rocks, dirt, leaves, critters, sky, sunlight; how nothing existed that was outside of this grand system of creation, ever-changing and yet eternal; and then considered the infinite variety of scenes all over the world, everything right there to bless and sustain every living creature and object. The loving Principle present in every culture, and in every inch of the planet, that expresses goodness in diverse and precious ways. How could this beauty and joy not be right here with us all, everywhere, and in every moment?
And further, that there are no boundaries, either here on earth or continuing into space, amidst planets and galaxies, action forever occurring at every level — on into infinity, something that is barely even imaginable.
What you and I see with eyes, as Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health, is only the counterfeit (see page 527) view of the reality of God’s spiritual creation. I felt enormous gratitude that God, all good, is behind — EVERYTHING! That I am – and everyone else is – a vital part of this infinite wonder. God, divine Mind, imagined it all, brought it into play, and sustains it. From hymn 374: “O Love divine, we thank Thee/That good alone is here.”
A recent Bible Lesson contains a citation from Jeremiah (31:3): “I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
And this week’s Bible Lesson tells us that Christian Scientists have “enlisted to lessen evil, disease, and death; … [and to] overcome them by understanding their nothingness and the allness of God, or good.” (SH 450:19-22)
What a blessing Christian Science is, offering us insights into Truth that reach beyond any material picture.
— Nancy Johnson