Today I was feeling mentally unsettled.
It didn’t stop until I read the headlines about North Korea’s latest missile creations and I prayed for peace regarding the situation. I could see and feel the peace that is impartial and everywhere, governing everyone all the time. My prayers silently affirmed that a peaceful state is the only real state of Mind governing every leader and action. I could feel the Holy Spirit giving me a sense of peace and annihilating fear.
The peace that I had been longing to feel deeply came to me.
Where does this sense of peace come from? The first chapter of Genesis in the Bible tells us God is a perfect and peaceful Creator who created all in His image and likeness. He completes His creation in seven days and then rests. We are assured that His creation is very good (see Genesis 1:31). What a sense of peace! He feels satisfaction, completeness, joy and rest all in one! And so can we!
One the Mind and Life of all things,
For we live in God alone;
One the Love whose ever-presence
Blesses all and injures none.
I’m grateful for the interconnectedness of our thinking. Glimpsing the spiritual fact in our prayers for ourselves heals all humanity. And when we pray for others, we feel the effect of these prayers because we are being a witness to the reality that this perfect Creator created. Such a blessing!
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Violet Hay, Christian Science Hymnal, Hymn 157:2
Isaiah 26:3 KJV