Are drops of water afraid of the waterfall?

When faced with uncertainty, we can let God’s love and peace, rather than fear, carry us forward.

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A friend emailed me with news that she was making a big move to another state and was a little apprehensive. She was learning to trust God more and more, but wanted some fresh spiritual ideas to support her prayers.

So I prayed to think of what to share, and ended up inspired by a flow of ideas that helped me feel the presence of God and helped me see that God, who is divine Love, cares for our every need. My friend had referenced a statement from “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science, which I thought about deeply. It refers to fearlessly giving “a cup of cold water in Christ’s name” (p. 570).

Our supply of “cold water,” or inspiration, is ever fresh, supportive, and continuous. These inspired ideas keep on flowing all day, all night, forever. They are clear as crystal – shining bright, never dimming, never giving a sense of being overwhelmed. We actually live in an ever-flowing, perpetual stream of God’s love, joy, harmony, peace. These qualities are ours because we ourselves are spiritual ideas, created by God, divine Spirit, and we reflect Spirit’s attributes.

Life is not a bumpy ride. We are not tossed about. We ride safe, secure, and always forward. Just as a water droplet could not be afraid of the waterfall – it is safe in the river – fear is no part of our true, spiritual nature, because God is right here caring for us.

This meant my friend could be fearless when making big changes in her life. And sure enough, I soon learned that she was settling nicely into her new home and grateful for all the love she was experiencing there.

Each one of us can feel harmony. The river of the water of Life that proceeds from God is holding us safe, secure, and unafraid.

Adapted from the Oct. 10, 2022, Christian Science Daily Lift podcast.

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