Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

God Governs Even the Small Things Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

God Governs Even the Small Things Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

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"I don't envy you." the mechanic said, shaking his head. My car's engine had stopped completely while I was waiting at a red light. I'd been able to restart the car and drive it directly to a service station. But nothing unusual appeared when it was hooked up to a diagnostic machine. The car was functioning normally.

"When it quits again, you probably won't be able to restart it," he added, scrawling the number of a wrecker service for me on a card.

Maybe this wasn't a major crisis compared to what a lot of people face. Nevertheless, it's probably typical of many circumstances that seem beyond the scope of human help. Then it's comforting to be acquainted with God. For several years I've been praying and studying - daily - to know God better. And it has really helped. It is one thing for us to have faith. Faith that God exists. Faith that God is Love. Faith that God will help in times of trouble. Faith is wonderful! But a faith that is living, grows. So beyond faith, I've been praying to understand more of the nature of God, of His presence and active power right now on earth. The Bible has been so helpful in this study. I've learned that "with God all things are possible" - even when they seem impossible to men and women (see Matt. 19:26). And that "there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets" (Dan. 2:28). God does not hide Himself from His creation. He does reveal Himself, through inspired writings like those of the Bible and through the direct inspiration that comes to everyone willing to listen with spiritual sense. Although the Bible doesn't have much to say about cars, I felt assured that I was living under the law of God, not chance. God is good. God's law is the law of good. God is a just God, and injustice or chance doesn't have divine power or authority. I didn't have to wait for fate to decide when my car would quit. God's law reveals mistakes so truth can be seen. God, who is Truth, exposes whatever is unlike His nature or is mistaken, in much the same way that our knowing the correct spelling of a word reveals a misspelled one. …

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