Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Learning to Yield

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Learning to Yield

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I ONCE saw a bumper sticker that said, "Let go, Let God." This concept of giving up my own anxieties and limited expectations has always been difficult for me. Recently, however, I began to see that passively sitting back is not what is required. Yielding to God's care is something we actively do! Not long ago I experienced the benefits of yielding to God. It happened so naturally, that I didn't even realize it had occurred until I thought about it later. It was a Friday night and I had taken my husband to the airport for an extended business trip. My two small children were with me, and my little girl was very sick. The last thing I wanted to do was to go home alone. As we were driving, I went down a mental list of who I could ask to come and help, but for one reason or another all were crossed off. As I came to the end of the list, though, I realized divine Love was there, God was there. Later I asked myself why I didn't start with God! Love, God, would have to take care of me and the children, I thought. And then I knew, with a wonderful feeling of relief, that Love, God, would take care of us. That is Love's nature--to care for, take care of, comfort, and solace. A quotation that I have read many times came to mind. It's from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. She assures us: "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (p. 494). My anxieties dropped away as I yielded to this promise of God's care. I had a much brighter attitude and no longer felt worried about not having someone with me. That night a friend from another city called and said she was thinking about coming to visit for the weekend. I told her my little girl was not well, and she said that she would still like to come. …
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