Chicago’s LGBT Christian Science Group
Embrace the journey
A Christian Science perspective on daily life.
There were many times when it all seemed overwhelming. But as a student of Christian Science, I’ve spent nearly half my life leaning on God for comfort and solutions. And He has never let me down. The first sentence of the Preface of the Christian Science textbook by Mary Baker Eddy gave me the encouragement I needed. That book, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” opens with this promise: “To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings.”
The key word for me has been “to-day.” With all that I felt I needed to accomplish, I could stay safely grounded if I opened my eyes to each day’s blessings, no matter how small they seemed to be. Although there were some difficult and frightening times, each day I could be grateful for much good. No matter where I was, I always had food, clothing, shelter, and people who loved me. I’ve now accepted that all good comes from divine Love, the source of all intelligence. Because God is immeasurable, so is His love for His creation. Because God is indestructible, so is the visible, tangible proof of His love for me.
These ideas helped quiet a lot of fear and enabled me to feel greater joy than I’d known for many years.
My greatest accomplishment this year has been learning to embrace the journey more than worry about where it will ultimately lead. As God takes care of today, I can trust He’ll take care of every day to come. This doesn’t make me careless or lazy. Instead, it gives me a sense of calm that energizes and inspires. With this peace of mind, I can hear more clearly the right choices to make. And I reach forward with greater confidence and courage. This is one of the ways I know God is with me, every step of the way.