Anyone can hear God’s messages

We’re all innately capable of discerning divine inspiration that keeps us safe.

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It’s been such a strength to know there are no age restrictions that must be met before we can hear God’s thoughts. And it comforted me as a parent, too.

Christian Science, explained in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, teaches that anyone can learn that God, who is divine Mind, is thinking each of His own spiritual ideas. These spiritual ideas include all of us as the offspring, or spiritual expression, of the Divine. And the grace of God communicates whatever we need to thrive.

This truth began to dawn on me as a child. One day my little sister and I were left in the family car while my mother ran in on a brief errand at a house with a long, steep driveway. I unwittingly touched something that made the car roll down the steep driveway, cross the road, and head for a fence and the drop-off beyond.

I remember having the clear thought, “This car can stop!” I slammed my foot on the brake and it stopped before it could crash through the fence.

When my family would talk about the incident with friends, the question was always raised, “How did she know to do that?” So I thought about it, too. Later in life, when I found Christian Science, I realized that the divine intelligence that is God speaks to every consciousness, at every moment. This divine inspiration guides and protects us from the apparent effects of human mistakes. Our job is to be receptive to it, and we’re all inherently capable of this.

Biblical narratives encourage us to turn to God to know we are worthy and safe because we are spiritually made and maintained. We can hear and comprehend the intelligent good the Bible – including the teachings of Christ Jesus – points us to because this divine goodness is a law, as Christian Science teaches. A law for everyone.

No middleman is needed for God’s messages to be heard. Each of us is capable of hearing and understanding – no age limits, no extenuating circumstances. Our God, our divine Parent, loves His children – and enables us to know it.

Adapted from the Sept. 16, 2022, Christian Science Daily Lift podcast.

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