A recent winter snowstorm blew through the Northeast corridor and produced up to three feet of snow from Washington DC to New York City. Although this type of event can cause difficulties and inconvenience, it also gives us an opportunity to tend the fires of hearth and home. Winter is often a season when we spend more time indoors. It is a time that gives us pause, a time to reflect inwardly.
Many of us may be taking advantage of the winter weather to spend time in quiet thought and contemplation. It is an opportunity to listen for the “still, small voice” that makes itself heard above the storm. At such times, we grow in our trust in God’s ever-present goodness. The lines of a cherished hymn remind us that we are all “cared for, watched over, beloved and protected.” Then, understanding God’s loving guidance we can “walk thou with courage each step of the way.” (Christian Science Hymnal No. 278)
At our Christian Science sanctuary for healing and renewal, individuals seeking to hear the “still, small voice” above the din of various storms, are able to find the quiet space for healing. With the steady support of Christian Science practitioners and nurses, a spiritual altitude is reached and true health is restored.
This mental atmosphere can best be described as:
How quickly burdens fall away,
How hearts grow light, rejoice, are glad,
When Love with touch of gentleness
Uplifts the sinning and the sad.
This gentle grace of Love divine
Is sweet as breath of opening flower…
~ Christian Science Hymnal No. 243
In this thought atmosphere, inharmonious elements disappear because the warmth of Love and the light of the Christ wipe them away. The power of this Love overcomes whatever challenge one may be facing.
Whether at High Ridge House or in your own home, we trust that you, too, can experience “this gentle grace of Love divine” - the presence and power of the Christ that helps and heals.
With love and gratitude,
Marivic B. Mabanag