This week's Bible Lesson on God the Preserver of Man continues on with a recounting of the
Exodus experience as Moses lead the children of Israel out of Egypt and slavery. What I will be working with today is the question God asks Pharaoh through Moses. "How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before Me?" To me that is applicable to any challenge we might be facing as well. How long are we going to argue with God? How long are we going to argue for the reality of the condition or situation and then ask His help resolving it? In Christian Science we come at things from a different direction. We begin by seeing that there is no such condition or situation that has been described or presented to us or to anyone else. There is no such thought as that which has seemed to produce the condition or situation, but only a complete consciousness of the presence of good, perfect Mind and its perfect manifestation. It is never a physical condition or situation that needs to be corrected, only a false belief or mistaken idea that there is such a condition. And we correct that suggestion through recognition of Truth.
God finishes the thought by saying, "Let my people go that they might serve Me." That is what we should be doing, letting go of false beliefs, letting go of inharmonious situations. Instead, we seem to cling tighter and try to justify things. Who are we serving when we do that? Isn't it much better to realize that God is bringing us forth with joy! You can feel joy right in the midst of what appears to be a wilderness experience. It will only bless you to overcome this belief in being separated from divine Love. It is always a reminder to be careful of just what we are worshipping. No one needs to be in bondage to illness, lack, limitation. No one needs to feel under the domination of a hard task master. No one needs to feel lost and alone.
Section Three contains a very familiar statement from Science and Health. "Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Today I will focus on that word 'find'. As we trust our Father Mother God we will find our refuge, our freedom, our strength, the answers we need. Just as He lead the children of Israel out of bondage and slavery He is leading us today...with joy.