Divine Response?

This morning, I’d been dealing with some issues that seemed to need a response from me. Every day seems, of course, to be filled with situations that demand a response, but this seemed especially pressing. Now, I’m striving to respond to challenges in a mature, responsible, Christ-like manner, but I just couldn’t seem to figure out what to do. I finally settled on the question, “What would the divine response be?”

No answer.

I love knowing that God always has an answer (even before I ask!) and so this seeming lack of answer didn’t trouble me. I realized I probably needed to re-phrase the question, so I could be more open to what God was telling me. Upon just letting my thought go, this is what I heard:

“The divine does not respond. The divine is.”

What a wonderful thought! I don’t need to figure out what the divine response would be. I need to listen for how the divine Being is expressed, right now. As my thought continued to open to the story God was sharing, I got these clear, funny images in my head, that I’d like to share with you.

God doesn’t meet our needs by cranking up His Jeep and meeting us at the intersection of My Way and Thy Way. Our needs are met by being willing to open the door and see and receive what God has already done, and is always doing. Just like I don’t need to drive out to FedEx to get my package; they deliver it to me. I just need to open the door. But God is even better than FedEx or amazon.com, because I don’t even need to order what I need, or think I need. God has already given it!

Well, these angel messages were certainly going above and beyond the seeming problem I’d started with! These were clear, wonderful, loving clarifications of thoughts I’d been having for quite a while.

In her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy (the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science) writes: “Divine Love always has met, and always will meet, every human need.” (p. 494, line 10) I have always loved this promise; it’s not an if-then, conditional promise, but a message simply speaking of the way things are. Now, to get this further clarification and illustration of what this means…the perfect gift at exactly the right time!

The wonderful thing is, these angels of God aren’t the sort of things that speak up and then shut up. The inspiration I felt from this loving gift has been sustaining me all day, and continually branching into new thoughts and clearer perceptions of God as my Father.

And the situation that started all this searching? Well, I realized it was really a false concept just trying to distract me from doing my business of loving God. The peace that my Mother’s words brought has lifted me out of the swamp of trying to fight my way to a resolution, and allowed me to see the peace in which I’ve always lived, and which I’m learning to see more clearly every day.

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