Friday, July 12, 2019

God Knows Our Needs Before We Ask

The red flashing light on the pump controller for my home water well appeared to indicate trouble.  I had no idea what the problem was - a jammed impeller?,  a pump failure?, a dry well?  I read the controller manual and searched for information online, but found no real clues.  It was Sunday, so I would have to conserve water and wait until Monday morning to call a repair man.

Happily, I never had to call!  I start each day by communing with God - praying, acknowledging God's wisdom, and feeling God's presence and love.  As I did this early Monday morning, an explanation for the controller light came spontaneously to my thought.  There was no problem - this was part of the normal operation of the system and I understood the reason for it.  Everything was fine.

Such experiences as this may seem insignificant, but to me they are evidence of a fundamental truth about God and our relationship to God.  Mary Baker Eddy explains in her book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures:
"... God knows our need before we tell Him or our fellow-beings about it."
The key is being receptive to and recognizing what God is telling us.  My quiet morning prayer had accomplished this without my specifically asking God for help!

To learn more about God and how to listen for what God is telling you, read or listen to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures online.  You can also read, borrow, or purchase the book at any Christian Science Reading Room.  The Reading Room in Evergreen, Colorado is located at 4602 Plettner Lane.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't help think of this message of God knowing our needs in even a broader way while watching two documentaries of space flight: The first about the Apollo 11 flight to the Moon in 1969 and the second about the more recent New Horizons Pluto spacecraft (it took 9 years to reach Pluto in 2015). In both cases there were such threatening problems (full shortage on the Apollo Eagle), interruptions, miscalculations, unforeseen interference (e.g. an asteroid field that surrounded Pluto), etc. And yet through out there were calm and thoughtful people who had faith such problems could be solved and averted. It struck me that more than human ingenuity was at work. I couldn't help think there was an openness to the Divine Mind, the Omniscience, The God of Wisdom and Intelligence at work revealing itself with correction, direction and new possibilities. Something that is available for all of us to experience as we open up more fully to infinite possibilities.