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Undisturbed after a break-in   Leave a comment

“We are undisturbed.” These were the words of assurance I spoke to my neighbours. My husband and I had just arrived home from a trip to see our house in a shambles after a break-in. 

In times of trouble, I’ve also found something that Christ Jesus said in the Gospel of John to be very helpful. We read that he calls the devil, evil, “a liar, and the father of it” (8:44). This puts “error”—the mistaken assumption that another power besides God is in control—immediately behind us and enables us to go forward while listening to what the Christ is saying. ….

I then realized that it was very important not to give in to the temptation to sit in our house that evening feeling anxious that something else might happen, because, as the Bible instructs in Psalm 62, “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him” (verse 5). God’s all-power meant that there had been no actual disturbance in the harmony of His ever-present government. ….

Above all, I felt that our home had never actually been broken into at all, because our true home is the inviolable consciousness of divine Love.

Read the entire story about the break-in and the author’s inspirational response told by Eleanor Winyard in The Christian Science Journal

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