ALTHOUGH the world of nations seems divided on many fronts in its struggle for freedom and economic stability, if we look through the lens of history we see that progress is being made.
Men and women of many nations are courageously overthrowing some of the more blatant forms of tyranny. A great overturning is going on in mankind's concept of government. People are rejecting the blundering, despotic rule of the self-serving few for the larger concept of government by consent of the governed--government of and by and for the people. Freedom and democracy are welling up as a vital force that is really worth striving for!
As I've watched nations struggling into freedom, I've been impelled to pray in support of their efforts. Some Bible passages from Isaiah have comforted me. One passage points out, "The government shall be upon his shoulder. While another assures us that "the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
Certainly we can trust God, the Creator of all, to govern all peoples wisely. But we do need to recognize and seek His guidance. When we, as individuals and as nations, lift up the banner of this spiritual standard we are pledging our allegiance to the one God, one Mind. And as our nations are more and more fully governed by God, they come closer to the ideal of being nations "indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. And isn't increased liberty and justice what these times are all about--this restr ucturing of governments, this interwoven global rebuilding going on for the benefit of all mankind?
In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes: "God is indivisible. A portion of God could not enter man; neither could God's fulness be reflected by a single man, else God would be manifestly finite, lose the deific character, and become less than God.
Doesn't this tell us that our leaders need to be standard-bearers who rely on God's leadership, on His governing power, to guide them? The God-directed man reflects God's wisdom in all the decisions he makes. And these are always choices that lead to greater unity for mankind.
Accepting this spiritually-based unity as God's promise for people and nations, I find it easier to feel God's presence and to have a confident certainty that He is guiding any outcome, whether here at home or elsewhere in the world.
In truth, God's spiritual, universal government is already established and is totally harmonious. When we turn to Him, we find the solutions we need. Lifting thought to the recognition that there is a Supreme Power can open the doors of our minds to new solutions. There can never be anything beyond the reach of God's power. Knowing this, calms anxiety and confusion, whether about candidates, policies, issues, or world upheavals. One God, indivisible, over all nations, will be, and from a more divine pers pective is now, totally in control. The government is on His shoulder. And, as Christ Jesus tells us in Matthew's Gospel, "With God all things are possible.
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